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

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

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mrfish33

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June 27, 2016 10:32 PM MST

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Western Pondhawk Erythemis collocata

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mrfish33

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June 27, 2016 10:32 PM MST

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Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

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July 1, 2016 02:45 PM PDT

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Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

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gpstewart

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July 1, 2016 10:06 AM CDT

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Comanche Skimmer Libellula comanche

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gpstewart

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July 1, 2016 09:35 AM CDT

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Neon Skimmer Libellula croceipennis

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gpstewart

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July 1, 2016 10:48 AM CDT

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Comanche Skimmer Libellula comanche

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gpstewart

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July 1, 2016 10:13 AM CDT

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

sambiology

Date

July 1, 2016

Description

Took down the trail cams, and of course, I spotted some other things along this creek. :)

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

aguilita

Date

June 26, 2016

Description

Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) - immature male

26 June 2016
Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland
County Road 2560 & Forest Service Road 900
Wise County, Texas

An immature male Widow Skimmer perched near the water. The Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland is administered by the US Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture.

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

aguilita

Date

June 26, 2016

Description

Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) - female

26 June 2016
Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland
County Road 2560 & Forest Service Road 900
Wise County, Texas

A Widow Skimmer female perched close to the water. The Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland is administered by the US Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture.

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Neon Skimmer Libellula croceipennis

Observer

sambiology

Date

June 30, 2016

Description

Right before I presented to a group of kiddos at a Dallas Public Library, I went to this park to catch some bugs to show-and-tell. :)

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Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

sambiology

Date

June 29, 2016

Description

After a meeting with the "Teaming with Texas" folks, I went exploring Greer Island at the Fort Worth Nature Center. There are such neat things at this place! :)

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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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