Red Skimmer
Libellula saturata

Red Skimmer, Libellula saturataThe books all say that dragonflies are found near water.  But they also patrol lawns and parking lots.  Even a small lawn far from the nearest pond may attract dragonflies occasionally.  It is difficult to get good pictures of dragonflies in flight.  This red skimmer cooperated by resting on a trellis for an unusually long time.  Seen end on, the wings don't really show, but their shadow is sharp and clear.

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