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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Another unknown dragonfly

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



July 30, 2006
11:24 PM

Post #2568175

Seeing as there have been a few unknown dragonfly pics here...and now solved, I thought I'd see if anyone recognizes this species. I've seen them in two different areas and in both cases, they were doing the nasty...must be something in the air. I felt like a voyeur when I took the picture!

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wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2006
12:48 AM

Post #2568472

Well I don't know what it is in the air, could be the water?

Here's a site with lots of links and pics which may or may not be useful!

http://www.ups.edu/x5666.xml
DonnaA2Z
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2006
12:52 AM

Post #2568486

Wow... cool!!
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



July 31, 2006
12:57 AM

Post #2568511

Todd, That dragonfly pair looks like the Crimson-ringed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia glacialis) http://bugguide.net/node/view/18331
http://www.dragonhunter.net/leucorrhinia_glacialis_m2.html
http://www.odolep.com/d_libelluinae/leucorrhinia_glacialis3.jpg

Ken
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



July 31, 2006
1:07 AM

Post #2568560

That's what I thought they were but mine don't have the white face that my guides show them to have. Based on your links, at least two pic don't show the white face either, so I guess there must be variation in whether the face is white or not. Thanks for confirming the ID!

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