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Stalking the Red Flameskimmer

Red flameskimmer dragonfly perching on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who doesn't love the red flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata? If the Fourth of July had its own insect, it would be the firecracker red flameskimmer. It's so showy and eye-popping red that it almost looks patriotic. Or at least it should be...

Red flameskimmer dragonfly perching on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red flameskimmer dragonfly perching on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red flameskimmer dragonfly perching on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red flameskimmer dragonfly against a solid background: a fence covered with  a shade cloth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red flameskimmer dragonfly against a solid background: a fence covered with a shade cloth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red flameskimmer dragonfly against a solid background: a fence covered with a shade cloth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red flameskimmer blends in a background filled with Jupiter's beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Red flameskimmer blends in a background filled with Jupiter's beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Red flameskimmer blends in a background filled with Jupiter's beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Takeoff! All systems are go. Or green. Red flameskimmer adjusts its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Takeoff! All systems are go. Or green. Red flameskimmer adjusts its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Takeoff! All systems are go. Or green. Red flameskimmer adjusts its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 5:46 PM
 
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