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Is it a juvenile Black-tailed Skimmer

Observed: 24th July 2011 By: bbushell
Is it juvenile Black-tailed Skimmer
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Maturing male

Yes, this is a young male Black-tailed Skimmer.
The abdomen with eventually become largerly pale blue.

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Intriguing ...

... the way the blue pruinescence develops over the black markings first. We saw one at this stage of its development for the first time in France this year.