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