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