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    • Skimmers
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    • Libellulidae
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    • Libélulas rayadoras

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Recent observations

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

longhairedlizzy

Date

September 1, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 1, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Cardinal Meadowhawk Sympetrum illotum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 1, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 1, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Flame Skimmer Libellula saturata

Observer

bbunny

Date

September 1, 2014 11:03 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Neon Skimmer Libellula croceipennis

Observer

taogirl

Date

September 1, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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

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What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

knightericm

Date

August 24, 2014 06:20 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

naturenut

Date

August 31, 2014

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What

Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata

Observer

naturenut

Date

August 31, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Pale-faced Clubskimmer Brechmorhoga mendax

Observer

kueda

Date

August 31, 2014 11:08 AM PDT

Description

Netted this one while I was trying for clubtails, which were way more wily. Beautiful dragonflies, definitely patrolling riffles like the book says.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kueda

Date

August 31, 2014 10:30 AM PDT

Description

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?

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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

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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.