Dragonfly/skimmer?
Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 10:33 AM
Took these photos at Jamestown settlement this summer. Gorgeous dragonfly. Most dragonflies I see in Ohio don’t have this color. Wondering what this guy’s name is. Thanks for all the info and posts. I really enjoy visiting the website and learning new things about bugs.
CuriousinOhio
Jamestown, Virginia

Skimmer Dragonfly

Skimmer Dragonfly

Hi Curious,
We believe this is a Needham’s Skimmer, Libellula needhami, which can be found on BugGuide, but we wouldn’t rule out the possibility of it being the similar Golden Winged Skimmer, Libellula auripennis.

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