A Few Skimmers

Blue Dasher Male
Blue Dasher Male

The skimmers (Family Libellulidae) are the largest family of the Odonata and contain some of the most widely known and conspicuous dragonflies.

Slaty Skimmer Male
Slaty Skimmer Male

Much like a flycatcher within the world of birds, the skimmers typically sit and wait on a perch and fly to catch an insect.

Widow Skimmer Female
Widow Skimmer Female

These photographs were taken at a small pond at Shaw Nature Reserve this summer.

Widow Skimmer Male
Widow Skimmer Male

-OZB

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