Image 1 of 1

Dragonfly-LB1206_8053.jpg

Add to Lightbox Download
The Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) perched on a stick above a pond. It is a common North American skimmer dragonfly, found in southern Canada and in all 48 of the contiguous U.S. states..It is a large species, at 50 mm (2.0 in) long. Each wing has three brown spots. In adult males, additional white spots form between the brown ones and at the bases of the hindwings; it is sometimes called the Ten-spot Skimmer for the number of these white spots.
Copyright
2012 Laura Berman
Image Size
1000x667 / 368.3KB
Contained in galleries
Insects, Botanicals: Wetlands and Marshes, Botanical: All GreenFuse Botanical Photos
The Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) perched on a stick above a pond. It is a common North American skimmer dragonfly, found in southern Canada and in all 48 of the contiguous U.S. states..It is a large species, at 50 mm (2.0 in) long. Each wing has three brown spots. In adult males, additional white spots form between the brown ones and at the bases of the hindwings; it is sometimes called the Ten-spot Skimmer for the number of these white spots.