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    • Libellula saturata
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    • Flame Skimmer

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Recent observations

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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hfabian

Date

June 27, 2016

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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packardr90

Date

June 26, 2016

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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jmaughn

Date

June 24, 2016 02:19 PM PDT

Description

Female

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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victormanvic

Date

May 17, 2016 10:28 PM PDT

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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trod1962

Date

June 22, 2016

Description

Captured a great video of the abdomen pulsing & opening for air exchange (below)...these pictures capture a moment...

I added a link to a YouTube video of insect at rest, documenting respiration--abdomen "pulsing" & separating to allow air exchange.
(see "more fields" below.)

https://youtu.be/9jY9WR_OUN0

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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finatic

Date

June 4, 2016 03:41 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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ywang5

Date

June 14, 2016

Description

Found near a pond

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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biohexx1

Date

June 20, 2016

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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kucycads

Date

June 19, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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dave-barry

Date

June 19, 2016

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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kueda

Date

June 18, 2016 10:49 AM MST

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Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

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ryanandrews

Date

June 18, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

The Flame Skimmer or Firecracker Skimmer (Libellula saturata) is a common dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to western North America.

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Conservation Summary

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