Thursday, October 1, 2015

Needham’s Skimmer

In the Everglades National Park last April, we phonotgraphed a couple of unfamiliar dragonflies. The first is this Needham’s Skimmer. This species is common near the coast from Texas to Maine. This skimmer replaces the similar Golden-winged Skimmer in coastal areas. I had trouble identifying Needham’s Skimmers, but the gold in their wings is less extensive and their bodies have less contrast than in the Golden-winged Skimmer.

Erika and I found several of these Needham's Skimmers along the Pineland Trail in the Evergrlades National Park on 3 April 2015. We found other individuals elsewhere in the park.

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