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Twelve Spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

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Order: Odonata (oh-do-NAY-ta) (Info)
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Libellula
Species: pulchella (pul-KEL-a) (Info)

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Nilwood, Illinois
Park Forest, Illinois
Lincoln, Nebraska
Roswell, New Mexico
Glouster, Ohio
Colcord, Oklahoma
New Caney, Texas
Hatton, Washington
Kalama, Washington

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Member Notes:

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Neutral Mainer On Jun 29, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME
(Zone 3a) wrote:

The top pic looks like the twelve spotted skimmer to me but the last two are not the same dragonfly. Notice the white spots in the wings of the top one and the brownish body.

The others look like the odonata libellula lydia or female common whitetail that live here in Maine.


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