Slaty Skimmer Libellula incesta Hagen, 1861  

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Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta) is a common habitat generalist skimmer through much of eastern North America. The bluish-black males are distinctive. This species can be found at ponds, lakes, slower sections of creeks, or even bogs or wooded swamps. Slaty Skimmer is common through much of Maryland, with records from all counties but the westernmost two (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 866 records in the project database.

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

A male Slaty Skimmer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/10/2014). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A male Slaty Skimmer in 100 Acre Heath, Maine (7/2/2010). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Slaty Skimmer in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/20/2010). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A Slaty Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/26/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A female Slaty Skimmer in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/8/2012). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Slaty Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/16/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Slaty Skimmers in a wheel (mating) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/19/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A female Slaty Skimmer in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/18/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Slaty Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/7/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)


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