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.


Flame Skimmers are dragonflies that have distinct red or dark orange color all over their whole body and wings. They are native to western North America, found around water in the warm summer months during the day light hours. Flame Skimmers feed on the midges, mosquitoes, and the nectar from flowers, they are also pollinators… Read More FLAME SKIMMER


Skimmers are dragonflies that have a shorter body than their wingspan. They can be found around water perching on plants, they have a tendency to sit still. They are day flyers and eat from the nectar of colorful flowers such as asters and cone flowers. Here is a Twelve-spotted Skimmer and a Flame Skimmer.