Flame Skimmer - Libellula saturata | SocalFauna.net

El Dorado Nature Center. Male
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Flame Skimmer (Libellula saturata)

Arthropoda > Insecta > Odonata > Libellulidae

A large common species found throughout California and western North America especially by lakes and ponds between February and December. Note the uniformly bright red head, thorax, and abdomen in the male (paler bronze in females), and extensive amber coloration in the wings, extending halfway across the wing. The Neon Skimmer is similar but with less extensive wing coloration (only extending about a quarter of the length of the wing).

1. Abbott, J.C. 2006-2015. OdonataCentral: An online resource for the distribution and identification of Odonata. Available at http://www.odonatacentral.org.
2. Biggs, Kathy. California Dragonflies and Damselflies

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