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Bronze Skimmer - Sympetrum semicinctum

Bronze Skimmer - Sympetrum semicinctum
Littleton, Douglas County, Colorado, USA
July 8, 2007
I was pretty sure it was a skimmer, it never flew very far from the location I first spotted it (the west bank of the South Platte).

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Bronze Skimmer - Sympetrum semicinctum Bronze Skimmer - Sympetrum semicinctum

Moved
Moved from Western Meadowhawk.

Moved
Moved from Dragonflies.

Western Meadowhawk
Yep, female Western Meadowhawk (Sympetrum occidentale), sometimes lumped with Band-winged Meadowhawk.

Looks small -
so we will suggest Sympetrum semicinctum - Band-winged Meadowhawk, in the guide here. See what you think. Was this Meadowhawk size?

 
Meadowhawk Size
It was slightly shorter than a twelve spotted skimmer and slimmer in the body, but overall matches most of the skimmer identifying features (in wing in my Stephen A Marshall's Insects guide. The coloration of the images linked are right on. Thanks!

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