The Slough Amberwing, Perithemis domita, has stripes on the thorax, and dashed lines down the abdomen, distinguishing it from the other two U.S. amberwing species.
Roseate Skimmers, Orthemis ferruginea, are very common in south Texas. Mature males are bright pink and lavender.
at Village Creek Drying Beds beside River Legacy Park
in spite of prior freezes, there were many dragons and damsels out on this very warm day, temperature almost 80
The skimmers or perchers and their relatives form the Libellulidae, the largest dragonfly family in the world. It is sometimes considered to contain the Corduliidae as the subfamily Corduliinae and the Macromiidae as the subfamily Macromiinae. Even if these are excluded (as Silsby does), there still remains a family of over 1000 species. With nearly worldwide distribution, these are almost certainly the most often seen of all dragonflies.