Widow Skimmer dragonfly – 7/3/10

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/3/10

Observation Time: 8:05 a.m.

Observation Location: near Gavins Pond

Common Name: Widow Skimmer dragonfly

Scientific Name: Libellula luctuosa

Comments: Odonates (dragonflies) are completely harmless – they do not sting or bite. Indeed, they are beneficial in the same way spiders and other predators are beneficial – they keep the burgeoning insect population in check.

More Information: North American Insects and Spiders

Widow Skimmer Dragonfly