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Flame Skimmer

Libellula saturata

Description:

The flame skimmer is a large orange dragonfly with orange spots covering the half of the wings closest to the body. Females are often more pale or tan.

Habitat:

Usually found around ponds, though they can also be found far from water.

Notes:

These dragonflies are incredibly common in southern Arizona. This one was guarding a tiny pond that formed in the parking lot of my housing complex when the drip system leaked one day. You can learn more about this species at: http://www.odonatacentral.org/index.php/...

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5 Comments

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Love it!

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Great colors

Hema
Hema 10 years ago

lovely!

Dragonfly Woman
Dragonfly Woman 10 years ago

Thanks!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Welcome to project noah

Dragonfly Woman
Spotted by
Dragonfly Woman

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Sep 11, 2010
Submitted on May 11, 2011

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