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    • Needham's Skimmer
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    • Libellula needhami

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Recent observations

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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mikaelb

Date

July 5, 2015 10:02 AM CDT

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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robertjbanach

Date

July 3, 2015

Description

Libellula needhami aka Needhams Skimmer female dragonfly, photographed in Northside Park, Ocean City, MD USA

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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juancruzado

Date

July 3, 2015

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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danielgeorge

Date

May 4, 2015 12:59 PM EDT

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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rsalinas2370

Date

June 18, 2015 10:14 AM CDT

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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gcwarbler

Date

June 28, 2015

Description

This is the only odonate I managed to photograph on a recent excursion to the FL panhandle. I apologize for the blurry picture; it was taken at 15 ft with my point-and-shoot zoomed to the max on a cloudy afternoon.

I'm playing the odds here a little. Based on a read of Sid Dunkle's descriptions in Dragons thru Binocs, a look at Greg Lasley's page here: http://greglasley.com/nonBirds/odonateid1.html, and a brief consult with Greg, I feel fairly confident that this is Needham's rather than Golden-winged. This is based on the following:

a. The forward part of the thorax, though not "red", is certainly not as brown as many examples of adult male Golden-winged that I can find;
b. The contrast of red face with brown eyes in Golden-winged is also often prominent, much more so than in my example which has dark red eyes; and
c. I judge that the orange in the wings is much more prominent in the foreward part of each wing rather than spread throughout the wing (because the rearward venation is mostly dark).

The habitat is a wooded freshwater wetland/detention area with lots of emergent and floating marsh vegetation.

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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scottbuckel

Date

June 21, 2015

Description

Seen at the Sea Center in Lake Jackson.

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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mmcmasters

Date

June 14, 2015

Description

Two males are the same individual; female was perched just beneath.

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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krancmm

Date

June 21, 2015 12:25 PM CDT

Description

More of these than any other ode observed. One female flew off before I could get shot - she was being chased by 3 males.

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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blubayou

Date

June 13, 2015 12:47 PM CDT

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Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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royaltyler

Date

June 10, 2015 02:18 PM CDT

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What

Needham's Skimmer Libellula needhami

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greglasley

Date

June 9, 2015

Description

young male

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Conservation Summary

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