Subject: Pretty Dragonfly??
Location: Dunedin, Florida
June 19, 2013 3:32 pm
Just wondered what this might be. I posted it to your Facebook page but never got a response. Is it just a pretty dragonfly?
Signature: Carol Borrelli
We are not certain, but this red Dragonfly looks to us like it might be a Scarlet Skimmer, Crocothemis servilia. According to BugGuide: “Native from southern Japan and China to northern Australia. Introduced accidentally to south Florida and to Oahu, Hawai’i.”
P.S. We do not respond to postings on the Facebook page as we have our hands full with the submissions that come directly to our website. On busy days, we are only able to respond to a small fraction of the identification requests and submissions we receive.
Thanks!! You guys are the best!!