Flame Skimmer
( Libellula saturata )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Libellula saturata
(Uhler ,1857 )
Common Name:Flame Skimmer
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Odonata
Suborder:Anisoptera
Family:Libellulidae
Genus:Libellula
Taxon Code:ODO00277
ITIS/TSN:101916

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Audubon Canyon Ranch, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Healdsburg
County:Sonoma County
ECI Site#:CAAC000000

RECOGNITION
Description
Flame skimmer: males bright orange with amber color in the wings covering half the width of the wing, out to the nodus, and all the way to the rear of the hind wing. Females paler but still with some amber at least on the leading edge of the wing.
Body Length
49-61 mm.

BIOLOGY
Range
Parts of Western and Southwestern US.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Libellula saturata - Flame Skimmer. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/602). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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