This is another of the dragonflies I found at Nutty Brown Farm last Thursday evening. On returning to my computer and trying to identify it, I was most surprised to find that it’s also a Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) despite looking nothing at all like the yellow and black insects I’ve photographed for years. Apparently this species undergoes a dramatic transformation during adulthood, starting yellow and black and transitioning to solid blue as they age.
For the technically inclined...
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