Friday, May 27, 2016

Four-spotted Skimmer

About a half-dozen Four-spotted Skimmers invaded Erika’s garden yesterday afternoon. These dragonflies are found in the Northern Hemisphere, across North America, Asia, and Europe. As this species matures, it is often found away from water. The migrations of European populations have not been documented in North America (Paulson). I do not know if our skimmers were migrants or wandering immatures. In either event, their amber wings sparkled in the sunlight.

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