Painted Skimmer dragonfly (female) – 6/9/12

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/9/12

Observation Time: 3:15 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond area

Common Name: Painted Skimmer dragonfly (female)

Scientific Name: Libellula semifasciata

Comments: This dragonfly is said to be uncommon, although it is not listed as such in Massachusetts. A map showing Painted Skimmer sightings can be viewed at:

More Information: Walter Sanford’s Photoblog

Painted Skimmer ovipositing: