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

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Recent observations

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

robberfly

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

Male

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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gaudettelaura

Date

October 30, 2014

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Four-Spotted Pennant Brachymesia gravida

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gaudettelaura

Date

October 30, 2014

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

chuckd

Date

July 27, 2014

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Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

cspnl

Date

November 21, 2014 12:07 PM PST

Description

perched on twig of dead shrub

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Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea

Observer

chuckd

Date

July 27, 2014

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

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chuckd

Date

July 27, 2014

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Western Pondhawk Erythemis collocata

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

September 8, 2012

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Western Pondhawk Erythemis collocata

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jimjohnson

Date

August 24, 2012

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Western Pondhawk Erythemis collocata

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jimjohnson

Date

August 7, 2011

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Western Pondhawk Erythemis collocata

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

August 22, 2010

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Western Pondhawk Erythemis collocata

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

August 23, 2009
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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.