...Notes from the Field

richleighton.com

Eight-spotted Skimmer Dragonfly

by | Jan 1, 2022

Perhaps the most strikingly beautiful of all of the large dragonflies of Western Canada and the United States, the eight-spotted skimmer (Libellula forensis) contrasts greatly with its environment, whether it is in lowland marshes and ponds or along desert creeks and rivers.

(click any image to enlarge)

Eight-spotted Skimmer

This absolutely beautiful specimen was seen perching over a duckweed-covered pond near Soos Creek, part of the Green River watershed system in Kent, Washington on a very hot summer day.

Eight-spotted Skimmer

This one was seen near the bank of the Tieton river in the sagebrush desert near Naches, Washington on a very hot summer day.

 

SEE MORE DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES

 

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archives

Pin It on Pinterest