Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Four-spotted Skimmer has a small black spot in the middle of the leading edge of each wing and dark patches at the bases of the hindwings. The stigma are dark and there is a yellow streak along the front of each wing. The male has a greenish to orangish body. Females are similar but paler.
Four-spotted Skimmer male. Photo courtesy of Gordon Warrick.
Size: 42-46 mm (1.7-1.8 in)
Habitat: marshy ponds and lakes, slow streams
Great Plains Range: NE, SD, ND, NM, CO, WY, MT, IA, MN
Flight season: early June to late July
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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