Wild Florida Photo - Libellula axilena - Bar-winged skimmer

Libellula axilena

Bar-winged skimmer

Florida native

Liberty Co. FL 05/23/10
Liberty Co. FL 05/23/10

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A dragonfly that is very similar to slaty and great blue skimmers. The range extends throughout the southeast, west into Arkansas and southeast Texas, north into Kentucky and West Virginia and up the Atlantic coastal states into Massachusetts.


Libellula axilena is a member of the Libellulidae - Skimmers family.

Other species of the Libellula genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Libellula auripennis - GOLDEN-WINGED SKIMMER
  Libellula incesta - SLATY SKIMMER
  Libellula needhami - NEEDHAM'S SKIMMER
  Libellula vibrans - GREAT BLUE SKIMMER

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Odonta Central page for this species

Date record last modified: Aug 14, 2016

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