Classification
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  • English
    • Skimmers
  • Scientific Names
    • Libellulidae
  • Spanish
    • Libélulas rayadoras
  • French
    • libellulidés

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Blue Skimmer Libellula vibrans

Observer

keimwj

Date

July 3, 2014 01:06 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

03 Jul 2014.
Tyler State Park, Bucks Co, PA.
Male.
Found in a swamp.
ID confirmed by John & Jane Balaban:
bugguide.net/node/view/1001131

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

White-Tailed Skimmer Orthetrum albistylum

Observer

danielabombonati

Date

June 29, 2015 02:49 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

What

White-Tailed Skimmer Orthetrum albistylum

Observer

danielabombonati

Date

June 29, 2015 02:41 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Meadowhawks Genus Sympetrum

Observer

danielabombonati

Date

June 11, 2015 02:47 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Whiteface Leucorrhinia proxima

Observer

laplandlongspur

Date

July 2, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

ID confirmed by photo - shows diagnostic triple (not double) row of cells beyond forewing triangle

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Twelve-spotted Skimmer Libellula pulchella

Observer

nbdragonflyguy

Date

July 13, 2013

Description

First record for the park.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

nbdragonflyguy

Date

July 18, 2013

Description

Second record for the park. First record was a blurry photograph taken at same location by members of Guelph University Bio-bus team on July 5th at same location, possibly of same individual.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Chalk-fronted Corporal Ladona julia

Observer

nbdragonflyguy

Date

July 20, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

connlindajo

Date

June 26, 2015 06:13 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Calico Pennant Celithemis elisa

Observer

hobiecat

Date

July 2, 2015

Place

Grand Isle (Google, OSM)

Description

Celithemis elisa
Calico Pennant

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Carmine Skimmer Orthemis discolor

Observer

krancmm

Date

July 2, 2015 03:46 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

krancmm

Date

June 30, 2015 01:20 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

No range data available.