Flame Skimmer

Libellula saturata

Photo © by Mike Plagens

This male was found patrolling miles from water on the summit of Shaw Butte, a small mountain in Phoenix, Arizona on 23 Oct. 2005

This dragonfly is common especially around small ponds across the Sonoran Desert. Adults can fly a considerable distance from the watery habitat of the immatures to hunt for small insects.

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 6 Nov. 2007,
updated 17 Aug. 2016.