Spangled Skimmer Libellula cyanea Fabricius, 1775  

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Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea) is a common to abundant dragonfly at ponds or lakes, generally with silt or mud on the bottom. This species is considered widespread and abundant in Maryland, with records from every county (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

Description:

The mostly white stigmas on the wings are diagnostic in the east.

There are 538 records in the project database.

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A male Spangled Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/9/2017). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A male Spangled Skimmer in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/24/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A male Spangled Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/14/2018). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

A male Spangled Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/24/2016). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Spangled Skimmer in Wicomico Co., Maryland (6/8/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Spangled Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/27/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A female Spangled Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/24/2016). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Spangled Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/12/2018). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)


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