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Golden-winged Skimmer

Libellula auripennis


These dragons can be fairly common and are statewide in distribution in NC.



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chuck.replogle 8 years ago

Thank you so much for the correction. Based on the head shape and thorax coloring, I believe you are right that it is a Golden-winged Skimmer.

Geodialist 8 years ago

Hey Chuck! Eastern Amberwings are very small dragonflies. This dragonfly is either a Needham's Skimmer or Golden-winged Skimmer. According to Richard Orr, well-known mid-Atlantic Odonata expert, a good rule of thumb is if you spotted the red dragon along the Atlantic Coastal Plain then it's a Needham's.

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2012
Submitted on Jul 5, 2012

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