Slaty Skimmer

Tuesday, July 28, 2020,

This is a male Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta) that I encountered at Frank Melville Park in Setauket. Of course, when I took this photograph, it was just a big blue dragonfly to me. Luckily, we here at Joe Kayaker have a dragonfly expert on staff who was able to ID this guy for me. My friend Annette has been identifying dragonflies for me since 2014. Besides being a bonafide dragonfly expert, Annette is the author of several blogs. You may want to check them out as she is also an excellent photographer. There’s lots of eye candy in her blogs. JK.