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Great Blue Skimmer  Great Blue Skimmer,Libellula vibrans Click/tap to enlarge

Great Blue Skimmer

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  1. Is it a female Libellula needhami?? Posted 5 years ago
    1. Indeed it is. Thank You!

      http://bugguide.net/node/view/53538
      Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
      1. Created, nice species intro! Posted 5 years ago
        1. Thank you and Stratus! Posted 5 years ago
      2. I think it is a female Libellula vibrans - Great Blue Skimmer - pterostigmata are black, while Needham's Skimmer has yellow
        http://bugguide.net/node/view/576/bgimage
        http://www.americaninsects.net/d/libellula-vibrans.html
        http://www.americaninsects.net/d/libellula-needhami.html
        Posted 5 years ago
        1. http://bugguide.net/node/view/277872
          http://bugguide.net/node/view/170957
          http://bugguide.net/node/view/18791
          Don't know these look like they are matches, although so does yours
          Posted 5 years ago
          1. They are similar, but the colour of the pterostigmata is different. Check the other photo - pterostigmata are black, not yellow.
            Great Blue Skimmer  Great Blue Skimmer,Libellula vibrans
            Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago

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The Great Blue Skimmer is a dragonfly of the skimmer family.
With a total length of 50 to 63 mm, it is one of the largest skimmers. The immature forms of the skimmer are brown in faecal matter and mature forms are blue hued.
Look for it near lakes, ponds, and slow streams in the eastern United States and rarely in southern Ontario.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by DannyLong
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Uploaded May 29, 2014. Captured May 27, 2013 08:56.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/3.2
  • 1/320s
  • ISO280
  • 200mm