The Widow Skimmer

This lovely dragonfly has the common name, widow skimmer.  I wonder where the name came from?

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to The Widow Skimmer

  1. theresagreen says:

    Perhaps because the black area on the wings makes it look like it’s wearing a mourning cloak?

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