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Eight-spotted Skimmer

Libellula forensis


One of the "skimmer" dragonflies. Wings marked with a total of eight dark spots. Wingtips clear (which separates this species from the Twelve-spotted Skimmer and Common Whitetail).


Near pond, in open field adjacent to pond.


This specimen was seen at Sinton Pond Open Space in Colorado Springs.

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BugEric 11 years ago

I haven't figured out the chat feature yet....No, I'm unemployed in Colorado Springs. I moved here from Tucson to marry my wife :-) I have visited CC, though. Quite impressive.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Are you at CC? I have old connections there too. I love Colorado Springs.

BugEric 11 years ago

Oh, wow, Ava, how cool! Nice to meet you :-) Nice to meet you anyway, of course, but thank you for sharing that bit of knowledge.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

That's the T-B in my name. He was my grandfather.

BugEric 11 years ago

You're welcome, Ava! Yes, I have a copy of Torre-Bueno. Probably don't use it enough.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Thanks for following me, bugeric24. Since you're a bug guy, do you know the Torre-Bueno Glossery of Entamology?

Great cache,Bugeric24,congrats,thanks for sharing

RubyPrakash 11 years ago

Very nice

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Very Nice.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 20, 2012
Submitted on Nov 30, 2012

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