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Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

Libellula saturata

Description:

Red Dragonfly with red on the inside half of the wings. The end half is clear except the front edge of the wing. The abdomen is thick.

Habitat:

On a Cape Honeysuckle branch above a fish pond in my backyard.

Notes:

The last image shows another dragonfly (Blue Dasher) next to it. Yay, my first spotting!

1 species ID suggestions

Neon Skimmer
Libellula croceipennis

66 Comments (1–25)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago

Nice series

Thank you for your comments, Gisele and beastlyvirtues!

beastlyvirtues
beastlyvirtues 6 years ago

This is a fabulous spotting! I am writing about dragonflies in my new book and amazed at the tremendous diversity! Feel free to stop by my blog and check things out. I would love to have the input and comments from those that love dragonflies as much as I do!

Gisele
Gisele 6 years ago

Amazing! Looks like a real fairy!

Thank you all! This was definitely on my bucket list but I didn't think I'd actually be able to check it off :)

HeatherCampbell
HeatherCampbell 6 years ago

Wow! what a gorgeous picture.

DigantaGogoi
DigantaGogoi 6 years ago

wowwww...congo......!!!!!!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Awesome spotting Cindy. Congratulations!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations Cindy !!

KarenP
KarenP 6 years ago

Congrats, Cindy!! Was this on your "bucket list" or what?? Whoot! So happy for you and for San Diego County. Fabulous way to show what life there is in our part of the state.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Congratulations, Cindy!!

al_ee_oop
al_ee_oop 6 years ago

Oh wow, NICE!

TishannePatterson
TishannePatterson 6 years ago

Excellent detail and vivid color! Great spotting and picture. Congrats!

Bill-MelReynolds
Bill-MelReynolds 6 years ago

Beautiful! Congrats!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Congratulations Cindy well deserve :):)

Thank you everyone! I'm still amazed and honored to be chosen!

Irina, Я так счастлив, вам нравится моя серии и надеемся, что вам весело провести время на сайте!

Blogie
Blogie 6 years ago

I love dragonflies! Congrats!

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 6 years ago

woooow!

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Hermoso vitral !!!excelente

ChrisV.
ChrisV. 6 years ago

Spectacular!! WOW!

adrika.2612
adrika.2612 6 years ago

beautiful!

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 6 years ago

Мои поздравления,Cindy!Великолепная серия снимков!
Благодаря Вашей чудесной стрекозе,я попала на этот удивительный сайт!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Congratulations Cindy..!!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 6 years ago

Beautiful series! Congratulations Cindy - What an honor!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Congratulations Cindy! Well deserved recognition of your wonderful work I'll bet you are so thrilled & I'm so so happy for you :)

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.15, Long: -117.01

Spotted on Jul 7, 2011
Submitted on Jul 9, 2011

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