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May 29, 2015 9:42 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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I've been calling him a checkerwing dragonfly but I'd like to know his real name. This is the first good picture I've gotten. You have to look for him against the chain link fence, but once you spot him, it's a pretty clear image.

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May 29, 2015 4:08 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia immature male.

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May 29, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Awesome. "Hawking for mosquitoes" it says. We can sure use that! Thanks much!
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May 29, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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oh my I need some of those, too!! Big Grin
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May 29, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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I tip my hat to you. They are fun to watch when hunting.
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May 29, 2015 7:21 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Gosh, we can use a boatload of them, here, at the moment.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 30, 2015 2:43 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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I notice from the Wiki that this is an immature male; I've never seen a mature female with the actual white tale. But those wings are gorgeous! I've tried to photograph one of these for a long time and this was the first one that held still long enough.
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May 30, 2015 5:37 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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It's the mature male which has a white tail Kyla, the female has different patterning on the wings with less dark patches.
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May 30, 2015 8:44 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
Composter Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Herbs Daylilies Sempervivums
Frogs and Toads Container Gardener Cat Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! The WITWIT Badge Winter Sowing
Oops. What I get for posting without checking that I recalled the article correctly.
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