Classification
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  • English
    • Skimmers
  • Scientific Names
    • Libellulidae
  • Spanish
    • Libélulas rayadoras
  • French
    • libellulidés
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 蜻蜓科

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Recent observations

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What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

euproserpinus

Date

April 29, 2016 11:17 AM PDT

Description

This was observed by the Pinnacles Vegetation Crew and a volunteer group while pulling weeds at Bear Gulch Reservoir. They passed the photo on to me.

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What

Mexican Amberwing Perithemis intensa

Observer

francisco3

Date

May 4, 2016 11:11 AM HST

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What

Autumn Meadowhawk Sympetrum vicinum

Observer

krosenthal

Date

September 16, 2003 02:06 PM EDT

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What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

borgfly

Date

May 3, 2016

Description

Common Whitetail Skimmer Dragonfly, Redding, CA, USA.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

Observer

phototime

Date

May 4, 2016

Description

Female

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What

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

phototime

Date

May 4, 2016

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Observer

phototime

Date

May 4, 2016

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What

Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

Observer

phototime

Date

May 4, 2016

Description

Male

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What

Slaty Skimmer Libellula incesta

Observer

phototime

Date

May 4, 2016

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What

Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea

Observer

beschwar

Date

April 22, 2016

Description

A very cooperative subject in the setting sun - it allowed me to creep up to within 12" for this photo.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

Observer

beschwar

Date

April 22, 2016
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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.
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