Widow Skimmer

Libellula luctuosa

Summary 5

Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) is one of the group of dragonflies known as king skimmers. The nymphs live in the water, molting and growing until they are ready to emerge from the water and then molting a final time to reveal their wings.

Where to Find at Duck Creek 6

Along the banks of the creek or in the wild flower fields closest to the creek.

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  1. (c) techguy_does_naturephotography, all rights reserved, uploaded by Kyle Chavez, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/79337223
  2. (c) techguy_does_naturephotography, all rights reserved, uploaded by Kyle Chavez, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/79337226
  3. (c) techguy_does_naturephotography, all rights reserved, uploaded by Kyle Chavez, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/79337454
  4. (c) techguy_does_naturephotography, all rights reserved, uploaded by Kyle Chavez, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/79337456
  5. Adapted by Kyle Chavez from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libellula luctuosa
  6. (c) Kyle Chavez, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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