Dragonfly ID Needed!

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Kurt Muenz writes:

I was at DeKorte yesterday (Aug. 7) and photographed a dragonfly (2 images attached), which could be a first record for Spot-winged Glider in Bergen Co. It was buzzing around, ¬†about 150 feet out onto the Transco Trail. I’ve submitted my ID and these same images for review by Odonata Central (the Ode equivalent to eBird) along with the following note:

“Relatively new to ode photography and ID, so pls. consider above ID as tentative and review in-flight photos submitted. Believe it to be immature female per text in Paulson Eastern Field Guide.

If ID correct, it would be a first listing for Bergen County. If incorrect, would appreciate learning actual ID.¬† (Thanks, Kurt — can anyone help?)Spot-wingedGlider(f-imm)-DeKorteParkNJ-08-6-13-b(1)

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  1. Steve Buckingham

    Definitely a glider. Does look more like a spot-winged (absent the spots due to imaturity) than wandering.

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