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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Hyacinth Glider Miathyria marcella

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

October 30, 2014 03:48 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

gpstewart

Date

October 30, 2014 12:17 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

P1350960

What

Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata

Observer

taogirl

Date

October 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

ragnarok

Date

October 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

This pied beauty was as small as a Meadowhawk...

Photos / Sounds

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Someone's gotta do a guide on these guys down here...

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Carmine Skimmer Orthemis discolor

Observer

robberfly

Date

October 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

brentano

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Not a good photo, unlikely to get id.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Roseate Skimmer Orthemis ferruginea

Observer

atakamara

Date

October 20, 2014 11:22 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Thornbush Dasher Micrathyria hagenii

Observer

atakamara

Date

October 20, 2014 11:35 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum

Observer

atakamara

Date

October 20, 2014 11:38 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

Observer

royaltyler

Date

October 29, 2014 04:17 PM CDT
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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.