Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Needham's Skimmer dragonfly (male)

Libellula needhami


A Needham's Skimmer dragonfly spotted along the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. This individual is a male, as indicated by its reddish-orange coloration and the terminal appendages at the end of its abdomen. Needham's Skimmer dragonflies and Golden-winged Skimmer dragonflies are very similar in appearance. Refer to the following graphics for aid in identifying the two species:


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

No species ID suggestions

1 Comment

Geodialist 5 years ago

Thanks for all the recent favorites and comments, Torsten! I took a quick look at your Web site -- are you a professional entomologist?

Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.76, Long: -77.10

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012


Related spottings

Widow Skimmer Libellula depressa Scarce Chaser. (Spitzenfleck) Slaty Skimmer

Nearby spottings

Crayfish burrow (chimney) Great Egret (catches a fish) Blue Flag Irises Common Whitetail dragonfly (teneral female)