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    • libellulidés
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    • Skimmers
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    • Libellulidae
  • Spanish
    • Libélulas rayadoras

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Recent observations

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jackyjudas

Date

November 26, 2014 01:38 PM GST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Flying among reeds and sitting on bedrocks at ground level

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jackyjudas

Date

November 18, 2014 03:04 PM GST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Sitting on bedrocks

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What

Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea

Observer

ericisley

Date

November 26, 2014

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What

Autumn meadowhawk Sympetrum vicinum

Observer

oz4caster

Date

November 26, 2014 01:09 PM CST

Description

First time I've seen this smallish species. Looks like a female.

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autumn meadowhawk Sympetrum vicinum

Observer

ctracey

Date

August 29, 2014 02:10 PM EDT

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autumn meadowhawk Sympetrum vicinum

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ctracey

Date

August 29, 2014 02:21 PM EDT

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

September 2, 2012

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

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jimjohnson

Date

August 10, 2012

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

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jimjohnson

Date

August 5, 2011

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

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jimjohnson

Date

July 4, 2009

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

July 2, 2009

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

August 4, 2008
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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.