Yellow-sided Skimmer (Libellula flavida)

Statewide in distribution in NC and generally uncommon. Young adult males show yellow sides to the thorax while older males are completely blue. Females have boldly marked bodies with brown and yellow and show dark wingtips. Both sexes show strong gold markings to the sub-marginal leading edge of the wing.
Yellow-sided Skimmer (Libellula flavida) Yellow-sided Skimmer (Libellula flavida), Young male
Orange Co., NC
20 May 2004
Yellow-sided Skimmer (Libellula flavida) same individual as above

Yellow-sided Skimmer (Libellula flavida), Female
Orange Co., NC
20 July 2004
same individual as above
same individual as above

Yellow-sided Skimmer (Libellula flavida)
Clay Co., NC
19 May 2007


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