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Posts Tagged: Libellula saturata. Lynn Kimsey

An Old Flame (Skimmer)

Flame skimmer perched on a tomato-plant stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gotta love those flame skimmers. It's a joy to watch these firecracker-red dragonflies (Libellula saturata) make their presence known. They dart over our fish pond, snatch an insect, and then perch on a tomato-plant stake to eat it. Last year another...

Flame skimmer perched on a tomato-plant stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flame skimmer perched on a tomato-plant stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flame skimmer perched on a tomato plant-stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9:23 PM
 
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