Twelve Spotted Dragonfly

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This week I am seeing some new dragonflies emerging. Now we have some Twelve-Spotted Skimmers, Libellula-pulchella, helping to do battle against the deer flies and horse flies. Twelve-spotted Skimmer dragonflies slightly resemble the Common Whitetail dragonflies that I posted about … Continued

Common Whitetail Dragonfly

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From the time the first dragonflies emerge in May we see booming populations of new dragonfly varieties every couple weeks. In Muskoka, this (mid-summer) is the season for the Common Whitetail dragonfly, Plathemis lydia. These large dragonflies have a reputation … Continued