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Comparison of Similar Species

Common Blue Skimmer (Male) vs Marsh Skimmer (Male) vs

Mangrove Skimmer (Male) vs

Lesser Blue Skimmer (Male)

Common Blue Skimmer (Male)

1. Frons dark brown

4. Amber spot in wingbase of hindwing


Marsh Skimmer (Male)

1. Frons blue white

4. Wingbase of hindwing without apparent spot


Mangrove Skimmer (Male)

1. Alternating black and white stripes on frons

4. Wingbases of hindwings without apparent colored spots


Lesser Blue Skimmer (Male)

1. Frons black

4. Black spot on wingbase of hindwing

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