this one is so much redder than the last Neon Skimmer to use this rebar, thought maybe it was someone else... what a beauty though
Netted this one while I was trying for clubtails, which were way more wily. Beautiful dragonflies, definitely patrolling riffles like the book says.
Probably unconfirmable from this pic, but a large, red skimmer with red washes on the inner parts of the wings. Interestingly, we saw almost no odes until this showed up, and then they started emerging. Funny how time sensitive they are. How do I find them BEFORE this time, when they're resting?
assume this may be the same one I saw the next day and thought was a Black Saddlebags; any ID help? It was not quite as high in the tree this date as it was the next so a little more detail in this picture
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.