Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans)

Fairly common throughout North Carolina, this species can be recognized by a combination of its large size, blue body (becoming bright-light blue on front of thorax ("pruinose")), and white face.
Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans), immature male
Along wide trail in hardwood forest, Orange Co., NC
29 May 2008

Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans), immature male
Along wide trail in hardwood forest, Orange Co., NC
29 May 2008

Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans), immature male
Along wide trail in hardwood forest, Orange Co., NC
29 May 2008

Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans), immature male
Along wide trail in hardwood forest, Orange Co., NC
29 May 2008


Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans), Female
New Hanover Co., NC
14 May 2013

Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans), mature male
Orange Co., NC
19 May 04

Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans), mature male
Pettigrew State Park
Washington Co., NC
21 June 2003

Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans), Immature

New Hanover Co., NC
27 Aug 2005


Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans), Female
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006


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