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Skimmer - Neon or Flame? - Libellula saturata - male

Skimmer - Neon or Flame? - Libellula saturata - Male
Peters Canyon, Orange, Orange County, California, USA
July 5, 2005

This is clearly a Flame Skimm
This is clearly a Flame Skimmer. The saturation of the coloring into the basal half of the wings is diagnostic.

 
Thanks
The more info like this I get, the more I learn. Odes were one of my early interests, but I got off the track for a while.

Moved
Moved from Libellula.

Flame
L. saturata. Note the brown streak in the base of each wing.

 
The perfect answer
Thanks, Cliff. I was looking for a way to tell them apart. I've recently ordered a book on CA dragon and damselflies in hopes of IDing some of them myself.

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