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Common whitetail
Libellula lydia

Common whitetail

Type of Insect: dragonfly
Size: 1.7 inches
Overall Color: brown and white
Larval Foods: aquatic invertebrates
Adult Foods: insects
Larval Type: aquatic nymph
status: common
Description: medium sized dragonfly, abdomen white or brown with white markings, dark wing areas much larger on the male than female

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Odonata (dragonflies,damselflies)
Family: 08 Libellulidae (skimmers)
Genus: Libellula
Species: lydia

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