Bar-winged Skimmer Libellula axilena Westwood, 1837S3 (Watch list)  

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Bar-winged Skimmer (Libellula axilena) is a widespread species of king skimmer (genus Libellula) found through much of the southeast. It breeds in slow-flowing wooded streams, sloughs, forest ponds, and similar habitats (Paulson, 2011). It has also been found in temporary pools in Maryland. This species occurs across the state, but is generally uncommon overall (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). It is ranked S3 (watch list) by Maryland DNR. This species is considered S3 (watch list).

There are 103 records in the project database.

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A Bar-winged Skimmer in Harford Co., Maryland (5/29/2016). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

A male Bar-winged Skimmer found in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/26/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Bar-winged Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/17/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A male Bar-winged Skimmer in Charles Co., Maryland (7/1/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A male Bar-winged Skimmer in Charles Co., Maryland (7/1/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Bar-winged Skimmer found alive on a sidewalk in downtown Bethesda in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/26/2017). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)

A Bar-winged Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/29/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Bar-winged Skimmer in Howard Co., Maryland (7/4/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Bar-winged Skimmer in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/21/2013). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

An ovipositing female Bar-winged Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/27/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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