Black Saddlebags Dragonfly

Later in the afternoon, as the clouds began to part and the sun came out, a large dragonfly perched on a spindly top branch of a small redbud tree. With a huge bronze head, clear wings with black spots on the tips and a dark, leaf-like pattern on their inner part, and a tail that was narrow and striped at the end – I’m fairly sure it was a Black Saddlebags, a common kind of skimmer.

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