Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
A Slaty Skimmer male has a black head and a slaty-blue thorax and abdomen, giving the overall impression of a very dark dragonfly. Its wings are clear, although they may have black tips. The female has a brown-gray thorax. Her abdomen is yellow to brown with a wide black central stripe, but older females become pruinose gray. The female's wings usually have dark tips.
Slaty Skimmer male
Photo by Suzanne Gucciardo
Size: 50-52 mm (2.0 in)
Habitat: variety of ponds, lakes, streams and swamps
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, MO, IA
Flight season: June to August (hypothetical)
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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