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Flame skimmer

Libellula saturata

Description:

This flame skimmer dragonfly is native to western North America. Also called firecracker skimmer. The males are a beautiful bright orange in color with amber color in the wings covering half the width of the wing. They are fun to watch on a sunny day with several skimmers flying around catching insects in the air and then landing to enjoy their meal.

Habitat:

Native to western North America. Spotted in a meadow at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

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1 Comment

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 5 years ago

Lovely!

mary.gallo.m
Spotted by
mary.gallo.m

Wyoming, USA

Spotted on Aug 1, 2015
Submitted on Aug 2, 2015

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