Dragonfly on lotus bud

17 08 2012

I haven’t been able to identify the exact kind of dragonfly this one is (yet). Any guesses (other than the obvious “black dragonfly”)? Photographed at Green Spring Gardens

UPDATE: Special thanks to a visitor to my blog, Robley Hood, for identifying this beauty—it’s a Slaty skimmer (Libellula incesta).

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19 08 2012
Jen Guernsey

Cindy, it looks to me like a Slaty Skimmer too. I have a really great dragonfly book that I use – Stokes Beginner’s Guide to Dragonflies, by Blair Nikula, Jackie Sones Donald, & Lillian Stokes. The organization of the book, the descriptions, and the photos in it are all really great.

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