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Old Oct 14, 2007, 10:34 PM   #11
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There are two very similar species of these skimmers; the males are easiest to tell apart. The one pictured above is female. In going through old images, I came across a picture of a male that I had forgotten I had - initially I had rejected it as unsuitable when it was the only one I had, having taken better images of the femalelater. I am posting it now, as it enables me to identify these as Flame Skimmers, the male of which has the basal half of the wings orange/amber, while the similar male Neon Skimmer has only the basal 1/4 that color.
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Old Oct 15, 2007, 7:20 AM   #12
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Neat pictures and fascinating write-up about them. They are all neat pictures.
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