Twelve-Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly Identification

The twelve-spotted skimmer is named after the 3 black spots on each wing – for a total of 12 black spots.  They are often seen perched on twigs by the water’s edge.  This skimmer is a male.  The females have a yellowish body with a brown/black stripe down the center.

Found throughout most of the United States and much of Canada.  This photo was taken at Morton Arboretum, in Lisle IL.

Talk Dirty To Me

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s