Spangled Skimmer dragonfly (male) – 6/17/13

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/17/13

Observation Time: 4:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Dam

Common Name: Spangled Skimmer dragonfly (male)

Scientific Name: Libellula cyanea

Comments: Males of this species are blue, while females are brown. Both have striking white and black stigmas on their wings. No other dragonfly in the Northeast has white stigmas on its wings. Males are territorial.

More Information: Dragonflies and Damselflies of NJ

Spangled Skimmer Dragonfly (Male)