We’ve seen quite a few Spangled Skimmers (Libellula cyanea) this Spring. More than usual it seems. The females appeared first followed, it seemed, a couple of weeks later by the males. The Spangled Skimmers are easy to recognize because of the white cells on leading edge of the front wings.
From a distance
From a slightly different angle
Closer views are possible when they become a little more comfortable with our presence. I like the last one for the detail on the eye.
A close-up view of the veining in the wing.
From a distance, moving...
Note: Please check out this site: Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Georgia
I discovered it just recently and it’s my primary reference site now. Great photographs with distribution maps.
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- Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Georgia: Spangled Skimmer (Libellula_cyanea)
- BugGuide: Spangled Skimmer (Libellula_cyanea) [Male] [Female]