Scientific name: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Plathemis lydia
Common Name: Common Whitetail
Date: July 2002
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not applicable
Location: New Jersey Pine Barrens
Keywords: A black insect dragonfly gray insect New Jersey Odonata odonate Pine Barrens
This dragonfly Plathemus lydia is resting on a pine log.
It is either a female, or an immature male.
Mature males have whitish abdominal dorsal surfaces; females have grayish abdominal dorsal surfaces.
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