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Photo of a Spangled Skimmer dragonfly, female

Spangled Skimmer, Female

The spangled skimmer, Libellula cyanea, grows to nearly 2 inches long. Each of the 4 wings has a white spot beside a black spot on the outer leading edge. Females are dark brown with lengthwise yellow stripes, and darkish wingtips.

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Photo of a Spangled Skimmer dragonfly, male

Spangled Skimmer, Male

The spangled skimmer, Libellula cyanea, grows to nearly 2 inches long. Each of the 4 wings has a white spot beside a black spot on the outer leading edge. Males are blue with a dark head.

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Submerged Snails near Arrowhead

Watching the Grass Grow, Really?

Some may think that there isn’t much to see in a wetland during the summer. With spring migration long since passed and several sultry months to go before the activity of fall migration begins, what is there to look at and enjoy in a wetland? It is a good question.

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Photo of a Widow Skimmer dragonfly, female

Widow Skimmer, Female

The widow skimmer, Libellula luctuosa, has distinctive dark wing markings that seem like mourning garb. Females and young males usually have brownish wingtips, and the abdomen has a brown stripe down the center flanked by two yellow stripes.

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Photo of a Widow Skimmer dragonfly, male

Widow Skimmer, Male

The widow skimmer, Libellula luctuosa, has distinctive dark wing markings that seem like mourning garb. Mature males have white areas in the center of their wings, beside the dark patches.

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