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    • Skimmers
  • Scientific Names
    • Libellulidae
  • Spanish
    • Libélulas rayadoras

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

duarte

Date

August 13, 2014

Description

Based on antehumeral thoracic bands.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Band-winged Dragonlet Erythrodiplax umbrata

Observer

ericisley

Date

August 28, 2014 10:03 AM CDT

Description

08-28-14_MG_2748

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

hyacinth glider Miathyria marcella

Observer

ericisley

Date

September 6, 2006

Photos / Sounds

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What

Spot-winged Glider Pantala hymenaea

Observer

atakamara

Date

August 16, 2014 09:13 AM MDT

Description

Spot-winged Glider

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Setwing (Dythemis nigrescens) Dythemis nigrescens

Observer

atakamara

Date

August 18, 2013 10:00 AM MDT

Description

Black Meadowhawk

Photos / Sounds

What

Neon Skimmer Libellula croceipennis

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

looks like she caught one of the Sweat Bees from my front yard

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Slaty Skimmer Libellula incesta

Observer

lg_price

Date

August 28, 2014 11:07 AM CDT

Description

female

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Slaty Skimmer Libellula incesta

Observer

lg_price

Date

August 28, 2014 11:08 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

lg_price

Date

August 28, 2014 10:28 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Mating pair periodically dipping down to lay eggs.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 02:26 PM PDT

Description

We watched a male patrolling over a female ovipositing in the lake, until she was snatched up by a Common Green Darner and carried off to the bushes to be eaten head-first!

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 24, 2014 12:20 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.