Painted Skimmer Libellula semifasciata Burmeister, 1839  

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The colorful and charismatic Painted Skimmer (Libellula semifasciata) is a very widespread dragonfly broadly distributed across eastern North America. It breeds in ponds and other still bodies of water, especially boggy ones with emergent plants, and often within forest (Paulson, 2011). Painted Skimmer has been recorded from every county in Maryland, and is considered a common species (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 334 records in the project database.

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A Painted Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Painted Skimmer in Wicomico Co., Maryland (6/3/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A male Painted Skimmer in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/9/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Painted Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/5/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Painted Skimmer in Howard Co., Maryland (7/23/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A fresh male Painted Skimmer in Howard Co., Maryland (5/26/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Painted Skimmer from Garrett Co., Maryland (7/20/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Painted Skimmer in Charles Co., Maryland (7/1/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A male Painted Skimmer in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/20/2015). Determined by John and Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

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

A Painted Skimmer in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/18/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Painted Skimmer in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/4/2014). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

A Painted Skimmer in Kent Co., Maryland (6/6/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A Painted Skimmer in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/24/2014). Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Painted Skimmer in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Painted Skimmer in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/13/2007). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)


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