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New - Updated November 5, 2017

Eight-spotted Skimmer - Libellula forensis

Female and Male American Rubyspot - Hetaerina americana

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            Darners
            Dragonfly Exuviea
            Meadowhawks and Pondhawks
            Skimmers
    • Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) - 2 photos at Farmington Bay
    • Bleached Skimmer - (Libellula composita) - 3 photos on Antelope Island 2017, Salt Creek WMA 2006, & Bear River MBR 2007
    • Blue Dasher - (Pachydiplax longipennis) - male and female at Farmington Bay, UT
    • Blue Dasher - (Pachydiplax longipennis) - two photos of a female at the Henderson Ponds, Henderson, NV
    • Desert Whitetail - (Libellula subornata) - female on Antelope Island and male at Promontory Point, UT
    • Eight-spotted Skimmer - (Libellula forensis) - four at Red Butte Garden, Farmington Bay, Bear River, 2006, -07, -09, -17
    • Flame Skimmer - (Libellula saturata) - female at Promontory Point, Box Elder County, UT  8-2017
    • Flame Skimmer - (Libellula saturata) - four photos of male at Garr Ranch and Utah Lake 7-2005
    • Four-spotted Skimmer - (Libellula quadrimaculata) - at Farmington Bay, Jordanelle wetlands & Mirror Lake Hghwy
    • Red Saddlebags - (Tramea onusta) - female on Antelope Island, Davis Cnty and male at Lytle Ranch, Washington Cnty, UT
    • Roseate Skimmer - (Orthemis ferruginea) - lavender dragonfly at Tonaquint Park, St. George, Washington Cnty, UT
    • Twelve-Spotted Skimmer - (Libellula pulchella) - males in Goshen Canyon and on Antelope Island, UT, 2017, 2007
    • Twelve-spotted Skimmer - (Libellula pulchella)  - females on Antelope Island and at Bear River MBR UT, 2009, 2007
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Use for profit is prohibited, as per the agreement. Non-profit educational use is fine but use
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*Note:  All butterfly and dragonfly identifications are merely a guess by a novice. 

Input from experts would be greatly appreciated! (birdbrain@amazingnature.us)
Also, I would like to thank all the great internet sites and books that give such
wonderful details about dragonflies and damselflies. 


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