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Globe Skimmer

Pantala flavescens


Pantala flavescens, the Globe Skimmer or Wandering Glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. This species and Pantala hymenaea, the "Spot-winged Glider", are the only members of the genus Pantala from the subfamily Pantalinae. It was first described by Fabricius in 1798.[1] It is considered to be the most widespread dragonfly on the planet.[2]


The Globe Skimmer, as its name suggests, has a very wide distribution area...It is the highest-flying dragonfly, recorded at 6,200 m in the Himalayas. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering_G...


I seldom see these in this part of the city ever since the open field in front of our office was converted into a huge parking lot! This beauty allowed me to get so close, I was able to get several angles.

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Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines

Lat: 14.65, Long: 121.04

Spotted on Aug 26, 2011
Submitted on Aug 26, 2011

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