Flame Skimmers are dragonflies that have red color all over their whole body and wings. They are native to western North America, found around water in the warm months during the day light hours. They feed small insects such as midges, mosquitoes.
Skimmers are dragonflies that have a shorter body than wingspan. They are day flyers, eat from the nectar of colorful flowers, and found near water areas such as ponds, streams, bays, or ditches. I found this Eastern Pondhawk Skimmer while in northern Minnesota.
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.