Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The inner 1/3 to 1/2 of the Widow Skimmer's wings are dark brown to black and bordered by white in both sexes. The abdomen of the male becomes pruinose (whitish). Females have dark wingtips. The abdomens of females and young males have yellow side stripes.
Widow Skimmer male
Size: 42-50 mm (1.7-2.0 in)
Habitat: ponds and lakes
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, NM, CO, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: late May to early September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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