new specimen!

As far as I can tell this is a Bar-winged Skimmer (Libellula axilena), though not being a trained entomologist, that’s really more of a wild guess. I don’t care what it is; it’s gorgeous – with a perfectly intact little body and only slightly torn wing. Apparently found already dead on the sidewalk, this was delivered to me carefully packaged in toilet paper, a cardboard sleeve, all inside a plastic cup. Much fancier of an insect sarcophagus is rarely seen.


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