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Unknown Dragonfly
Found this little guy in a saline marsh on a little island off of south Louisiana. Had some trouble getting her in focus. Thanks,
David McWhorter
Field Biologist, Coastal Estuary Services, LLC.
Houma, LA

Hi David,
We are quite excited to have, we hope, properly identified your dragonfly. We believe this to be a female Gray-Waisted Skimmer, Cannaphila insularis, an apparent match to an image on BugGuide.

Correction: Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 10:54 AM
Good morning,
If I may, i’d rather think of a darkening female of Seaside Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax berenice), which is one of the only dragonfly species which larva can live in truly saline waters.
Third pics from bottom of this website
http://www.greglasley.net/seasidedrag.html
I hope it helps,
Renaud, Switzerland

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

One Response to Seaside Dragonlet

  1. RenaudB says:

    Good morning,

    If I may, i’d rather think of a darkening female of Seaside Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax berenice), which is one of the only dragonfly species which larva can live in truly saline waters.
    Third pics from bottom of this website
    http://www.greglasley.net/seasidedrag.html

    I hope it helps,
    Renaud, Switzerland

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