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Pretty In Pink

I saw this pink dragonfly at McKinney State Park a few months ago when we were new in town and was amazed by its color. It was the first time I’ve seen a dragonfly in my favorite color. I’ve sighted it many times since and it still amazes me. It’s just so pretty, in pink. I later learned that it’s a Roseate Skimmer.

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“The Roseate Skimmer (Orthemis ferruginea) is a common southern dragonfly. The male of the species has a rose pink and red/maroon colored abdomen. Females of the species have orange-brown abdomens with clear orangish veins and a brownish thorax with a light stripe down back. The young have a bright pinkish or purple abdomen and when they are mature adults their thorax will develop a pale bluish tint.”~wikipedia.org

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  1. I’m totally amazed by what I see…
    A pink dragonfly!
    I’ve never ever seen one before.
    I’ve seen blue ones, black, red, green, orange… but never before pink!
    COOL!!!

    Greets,

    Gabi

Thanks for coming by today and for your kind words. I will visit you as soon as I can. Have a fantastic day and don't forget to smile. ~ Shey

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