Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Wandering Glider has a tapered yellow abdomen and a characteristic gliding flight. The thorax is gray and the wings are long and broad. This species flies almost constantly and drifts with the wind as it feeds. It flies thousands of miles over oceans and is found around the world. It breeds on every continent except Europe and Antarctica.
Wandering Glider male
Photo courtesy of Loren and Babs Padelford.
Size: 47-50 mm (1.9-2.0 in)
Habitat: temporary ponds with bare shores
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, NM, CO, WY, MT, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: mid June to late September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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