Here are a couple dragonflies I saw at Bubbling Ponds recently. The Flame Skimmer is a dragonfly of the Southwest, they are native to western North America. Their distinguishing characteristic is dark red-orange body. The females are usually darker than the males. The Blue-Eyed Darner is a common dragonfly in the western United States, spotted… Read More DRAGONFLIES
Variegated Meadowhawk’s are dragonflies that can be found throughout the southern part of Canada, into the United States and Mexico. They are common and widespread, seen around the edges of lakes, ponds, or wetlands. They are active from spring through autumn. I found this Variegated Meadowhawk last summer in northern Arizona.
Here is a photo of a Flame Skimmer dragonfly from the summer here in northern Arizona. Here is a little about them here: FLAME SKIMMER
Here is a Flame Skimmer dragonfly found close to a water source in the area I live. They are important, as they are pollinators. They transfer pollen from same plant species, which fertilizes, and if successful creates seeds and fruit of the plant. More about FLAME SKIMMERS.