Subject: Skimmer? Dragonfly?
Location: Whitewater Preserve, Riverside County, California
July 25, 2014
dear what’s that bug?
this handsome creature posed on my car’s antenna at the wildlands conservancy’s “Whitewater Preserve” in riverside county this past weekend. could you ID him for me, please?
thank you! clare.
We believe that based on images posted to BugGuide, this is a male Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturata, a species of Dragonfly. It is described on BugGuide as: “males bright orange with amber color in the wings covering half the width of the wing, out to the nodus, and all the way to the rear of the hind wing. Females paler but still with some amber at least on the leading edge of the wing.”