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Species Libellula saturata - Flame Skimmer

Flame Skimmer - Libellula saturata - male Libellula saturata - male Skimmer - Neon or Flame? - Libellula saturata - male Flame Skimmer - Libellula saturata - male Flame Skimmer - Libellula saturata - male Libellula saturata - female Flame skimmer for California in October - Libellula saturata - female red skimmer? - Libellula saturata - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Libellula
Species saturata (Flame Skimmer)
Size
Reported length range: 49-61 mm
Identification
species description on(1)
L. saturata - Flame skimmer: males bright orange with amber color in the wings covering half the width of the wing, out to the nodus, and all the way to the rear of the hind wing. Females paler but still with some amber at least on the leading edge of the wing. See
and females
L. croceipennis - Neon Skimmer: males bright red with amber wing color only covering a quarter of the wing, halfway to the nodus, and not all the way back to the rear edge of the hind wing. Female paler and with essentially clear wings.
Range
Parts of Western and Southwestern US (map)
Internet References
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