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Big Red Skimmer

Scientific Name: 
Libellula saturata

This dragonfly prefers to rest on some vegetation near the water and dart out to catch the prey on the wing.  The immature stage is a nymph that lives in quiet water feeding on aquatic insects, pollywogs and small fish on the bottom.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Garden Location: 
Koi Pond, Lake and Stream
Libellula saturata resting
Libellula saturata ready to chase its prey
Libellula saturata profile view
Viewing Months: 
Jun
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