Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

Common statewide in NC, this dragon has a very distinctive wing pattern.
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Richmond Co., NC
14 June 2008

Mature males show white patches just outside the black wing bases.


Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Orange Co., NC
29 May 2008


Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Male
Korstian Division of Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC 24 June 2003
Female
Blackwood Division of Duke Forest
Orange Co., NC 6 June 2006

Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) Immature male
Hillsborough Division of Duke Forest,
Orange Co., NC 6 June 2004

Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Orange Co., NC
16 Aug 2009

This male is developing the body pruinosity but has not developed the frosted wing patches.


Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
St. Clair Co., MI
7 July 2012


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