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Species Libellula axilena - Bar-winged Skimmer

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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 axilena (Bar-winged Skimmer)
Size
Length 5.6 cm
Identification
Very similar to Great Blue Skimmer, but wings have black bar between nodus and stigma. Tends to perch very high.
Range
Southeastern United States
Habitat
Near swampy woodland pools, also bogs with sedges in forests
Season
March-October
Food
Predatory on other insects
Print References
Dunkle, p. 184, plate 33 (1)
Internet References