Twelve-spotted Skimmer Libellula pulchella Drury, 1770    Synonyms: 12-spotted Skimmer.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Libellula   

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Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) is a very distinctive, generalist skimmer species common at a variety of ponds, lakes, ditches, impoundments, and other bodies of water with emergent vegetation (Paulson, 2011). This dragonfly is common across Maryland, and has been recorded from every county (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 1,012 records in the project database.

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A Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/16/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A male Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Howard Co., Maryland (7/24/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Calvert Co., Maryland (9/1/2019). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

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

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

A male Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/30/2006). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/8/2014). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/22/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A female Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Howard Co., Maryland (7/24/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/9/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/14/2014). Photo by Bill Adams. (MBP list)

Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/21/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/6/2020). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)

A female Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Harford Co., Maryland (5/17/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Twelve-spotted Skimmer found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/28/2014). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)


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