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Comanche Skimmer

Libellula comanche

Comanche Skimmer, Libellula comanche, photo © by

This adult male was observed by Pete Moulton at Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona on on 11 July 2010.

Sky blue Comanche Skimmer males with their white face and white patch on the leading wing-edge (stigma) are easily recognized inhabitants of ponds and marsh edges in the Sonoran Desert. Females are difficult to distinguish from the many other skimmer species. These dragonflies are on the wing from summer into fall. The remainder of the year they live as a predaceous, aquatic insect.

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