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  • French
    • Libellule lydienne
    • Lydienne
  • English
    • Common Whitetail
  • Scientific Names
    • Plathemis lydia
    • Libellula lydia
  • Spanish
    • Libélula rayadora blanca

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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e-aus-kanada

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August 27, 2016 02:49 PM ADT

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jimjohnson

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August 26, 2016 04:14 PM PDT

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jimjohnson

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August 26, 2016 04:01 PM PDT

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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anaclef

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July 28, 2016 04:39 PM EDT

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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itmndeborah

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August 26, 2016 09:51 AM CDT

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2 individuals

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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michael191

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August 26, 2016 09:53 AM EDT

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seanpmyers

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August 16, 2016 06:38 PM EDT

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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ddeck

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August 26, 2016 11:00 AM PDT

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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randyshonkwiler

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August 23, 2016 10:43 AM CDT

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6 seen (3 m., 3 fem.).

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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naturenut

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August 25, 2016

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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beschwar

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August 19, 2016

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female

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bethkatzpa

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August 24, 2016 12:38 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Common Whitetail or Long-tailed Skimmer (Plathemis lydia) is a common dragonfly across much of North America, with a striking and unusual appearance. The male's chunky white body (about 5 cm long), combined with the brownish-black bands on its otherwise translucent wings, give it a checkered look. Females have a brown body and a different pattern of wing spots, closely resembling that of female Libellula pulchella, the Twelve-spotted Skimmer. Whitetail females can be distinguished by their smaller...

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