Classification
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  • Hebrew
    • שפיריות
  • French
    • Libellulidés
  • Chinese (Simplified)
    • 蜻科
  • Italian
    • Libellulide
  • English
    • Skimmers
  • Scientific Names
    • Libellulidae
  • Spanish
    • Libélulas rayadoras
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 蜻蜓科

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Recent observations

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

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dcoopercem

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August 4, 2016 09:45 AM PDT

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

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dcoopercem

Date

August 4, 2016 09:45 AM PDT

Description

Using small pond outside visitor center.

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Comanche Skimmer Libellula comanche

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dcoopercem

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June 29, 2016 03:32 PM PDT

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Mexican Amberwing Perithemis intensa

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dcoopercem

Date

June 29, 2016 03:32 PM PDT

Description

Many dragonflies crammed into small patch of Allenrolfea near shoreline of Salton Sea. 113F when photos were taken.

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

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dcoopercem

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June 29, 2016 08:44 AM PDT

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Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

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dcoopercem

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June 29, 2016 08:44 AM PDT

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Western Pondhawk Erythemis collocata

Observer

dcoopercem

Date

June 29, 2016 08:44 AM PDT

Description

Needs confirmation

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Spot-tailed Dasher Micrathyria aequalis

Observer

nlblock

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January 5, 2017 01:54 PM EST

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Scarlet Skimmer Crocothemis servilia

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nlblock

Date

January 5, 2017 01:56 PM EST

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Red-tailed Pennant Brachymesia furcata

Observer

dcoopercem

Date

June 29, 2016 08:44 AM PDT

Description

Unsure of ID.

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Red-tailed Pennant Brachymesia furcata

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dcoopercem

Date

June 29, 2016 08:44 AM PDT

Description

Unsure of ID.

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

dcoopercem

Date

June 29, 2016 08:44 AM PDT

Description

I think this is a pale female?

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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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