|A male Roseate Skimmer resting on its favorite perch.|
The female is more cryptically colored, as one would expect. Here's an example:
|A female Roseate Skimmer at the Gilbert Water Ranch.|
Notice the large "flange" near the tip of the abdomen. This is where the eggs come out!
Here's a group of three Roseates, two females and one male, just hanging out near Roseate Bay. The male is the one at the bottom, lacking a flange.
It's interesting to be able to see so many of these dragonflies of different sex and at different stages of maturation all in one compact location.