Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

dragonfly--skimmer? - Libellula pulchella

dragonfly--skimmer? - Libellula pulchella
Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA
June 28, 2005
There were several Twelve-spot Skimmers in area and I think that is what this maybe, but I am not sure as all the rest had distinctive wing markings.

Moved from ID Request.

Yes, if you squint you can see
the twelve spots. We'll move it there

Recently emerged.
Looks like a "teneral," with pigments still not fully expressed. Might be Libellula forensis rather than the "twelve-spot," though. They tend to be more common there than L. pulchella.

L. pulchella?
Take a look at the wing tips. At first glance I did not see them, but after studying the image for a bit I think I see some pigment coming on in the wing tips. Wouldn't that then indicate L. pulchella as opposed to L. forensis?

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.