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Neon Skimmer

Libellula croceipennis


This is a bright red male. Male has an amber wing color only covering a quarter of the wing, halfway to the nodus, and not all the way back to the rear edge of the hind wing. The females are a dull orange and with essentially clear wings.The skimmers or perchers and their relatives form the Libellulidae, the largest dragonfly family in the world.


Branch over pond in wildlife habitat yard.

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 11, 2013
Submitted on Sep 18, 2013

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