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Purple Skimmer

Libellula jesseana


Bluish body, clear wings near the body and gradually wash to orange at the tips.


Spotted in the scrub habitat of Paisley, Florida


Spotted while volunteering with Florida Fish and Wildlife during Scrub-Jay Watch 2019. My guess is it's a Purple Skimmer.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Gaia80 4 months ago
Purple skimmer
Libellula jesseana IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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robert emond
robert emond 4 months ago

Thank you Gaia80. I appreciate it. I wanted a second opinion because I’ve never spotted a rare Dragonfly before.

Gaia80 4 months ago

It is the purple skimmer, I'm almost certain of it, it's also redlisted as VU(vulnerable).

robert emond
Spotted by
robert emond

Florida, USA

Lat: 29.01, Long: -81.53

Spotted on Jun 19, 2019
Submitted on Jul 2, 2019

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