Bar-winged Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula axilena)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Bar-winged Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula axilena)

New member of my buggy life list. Overall purple hue and face is lined with white.

Note the flange on the lower abdominal segment indicating this is female

Dragonflies are predatory in both adult and larval stages.

Range: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/insects/dfly/usa/368.htm

Learn: http://www.odonatacentral.org/index.php/FieldGuideAction.get/id/47119

Shown on wooden fence post

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