Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa Burmeister, 1839    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Libellula   

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The distinctive Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) is a beautiful and common skimmer, found in a large variety of habitats, including ponds and lakes, and stream pools, especially those with a muddy substrate. This dragonfly has been recorded from every county in Maryland, and is considered common by Richard Orr (The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 1,462 records in the project database.

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Widow Skimmer in Howard Co., Maryland (7/25/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Widow Skimmer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/1/2019). (c) wimper, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by wimper via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Widow Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/27/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Widow Skimmer in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/19/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A male Widow Skimmer in Harford Co., Maryland (8/18/2017). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A female Widow Skimmer in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/17/2014). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

A male Widow Skimmer in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/11/2018). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Widow Skimmer in Washington Co., Maryland (6/24/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A female Widow Skimmer in Washington Co., Maryland (7/18/2014). Verified by Larry de March/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A male Widow Skimmer in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/6/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Widow Skimmer in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/28/2013). Determined by John and Jane Balaban. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

Widow Skimmer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/27/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Widow Skimmer in Charles Co., Maryland (6/14/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Widow Skimmer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/16/2018). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Widow Skimmer in Charles Co., Maryland (8/2/2021). (c) celastrina, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by celastrina via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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