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December 2011 - Common Whitetail Dragonfly
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Common Whitetail Dragonfly, Plathemis llydid, female
Common Whitetail Dragonfly, Plathemis llydid
The Common Whitetail Dragonfly is found across North America. The body of the male (below) is white, but the female (above) has just a few white parts. Both males and females have beautiful translucent wings and dark wing spots. The Common Whitetail feeds on mosquitoes which it hunts in marshes, wetlands and ponds.
 
Common Whitetail Dragonfly, Plathemis llydid, male

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