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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-veined Darter Sympetrum fonscolombii

Observer

cesarpollo5

Date

July 11, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Autumn Meadowhawk Sympetrum vicinum

Observer

susanelliott

Date

September 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

joshualincoln

Date

September 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Meadowhawks Genus Sympetrum

Observer

laplandlongspur

Date

September 1, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

genus-level observation only - might be obtrusum

Photos / Sounds

What

Autumn Meadowhawk Sympetrum vicinum

Observer

laplandlongspur

Date

September 1, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Ringed Cascader Zygonyx torridus

Observer

purperlibel

Date

May 11, 2013

Place

tamrout (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Neon Skimmer Libellula croceipennis

Observer

gpstewart

Date

August 31, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 6, 2015 12:11 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 6, 2015 12:25 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Swift Setwing Dythemis velox

Observer

gpstewart

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

2nd Setwing intended to show variation.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Swift Setwing Dythemis velox

Observer

gpstewart

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

One of two that I am submitting which are intended to show the variation in pattern in Swift Setwings

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Meadowhawk Sympetrum danae

Observer

bbunny

Date

August 31, 2015 02:03 PM PDT
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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.