Golden-winged Skimmer Libellula auripennis Burmeister, 1839S3 (Watch list)  

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Golden-winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis) is a brightly-colored, southern species which frequents vegetated ponds, lakes, or marshes, especially shallow, grassy ones (Paulson, 2011). This species is widely distributed in Maryland, though rather sparsely. There are records of this uncommon species from ten counties across the state (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). This dragonfly is ranked as S3 (watch list).

There are 38 records in the project database.

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A male Golden-winged Skimmer found at a beaver pond in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/15/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Golden-winged Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/29/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A male Golden-winged Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/15/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Golden-winged Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2018). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

A Golden-winged Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/12/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Golden-winged Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/12/2018). Photo by Gary Van Velsir. (MBP list)


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