Sunday, August 26, 2018

Roseate Skimmer

Our last Texas hike during our recent visit was to the Knob Hills Bike Trail north of Roanoke, in Denton County (12 August 2018). We saw several species we’ve listed on previous expeditions and on this trip. A red dragonfly with purple sides is probably a Roseate Skimmer. We also saw one in Costa Rica. Roseate Skimmers are widespread—they are found across much of the southern United States south to Costa Rica and Cuba —and readily spread into new locations. They are tolerant of a wide variety of habitat and water conditions.

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