Eight-spotted Skimmer (female/immature). I thought Twelve-spotted but a local expert tells me the wingtip markings are missing, plus we're outside of their range. I have more pictures if anyone is interested, but this is the best (it was windy).

7 comments so far...

bcAnna June 10, 2011, 03:20 AM
Dragon perfectus, as in perfect macro.
mramshaw June 10, 2011, 06:27 AM
Thanks Anna, I thought it was good enough to get an ID at least.

I'm pretty sure it's a female, either a Common Whitetail (Long-tailed Skimmer) or else a Twelve-Spotted Skimmer.

I will have another stab at exposing to see if there are twelve spots.

Schmidchen June 10, 2011, 07:32 AM
I do not know what a dragonfly that. But it's a great photo.
mramshaw June 10, 2011, 06:00 PM
Thanks Schmidchen, I'm almost certain now that it is a Twelve-spotted Skimmer
janress June 14, 2011, 08:34 PM
mramshaw June 15, 2011, 10:32 PM
Thanks @janress, from a macro master that means a lot!
tblanki May 17, 2012, 07:10 PM
good on you !
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