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Roseate Skimmer (Orthemis ferruginea)

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Order: Odonata (oh-do-NAY-ta) (Info)
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthemis
Species: ferruginea (fer-oo-GIN-ee-a) (Info)

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Crestview, Florida
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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Member Notes:

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Positive GD_Rankin On Sep 2, 2006, GD_Rankin from San Antonio, TX
(Zone 9a) wrote:

Another mosquito eater :)

I was able to get several nice shots of Dragonflies the day I took the one of the female shown here, this photo was one of my favorites of the day. Maybe because I had never seen one like that before . . . or maybe because it only let me get one good shot before it took off, never to be seen again. Or maybe both?

After a good deal of searching and asking around, it was determined that the photo was in fact of a Roseate Skimmer female. I had taken several good photos of the males, but this was my first encounter with the female of the species.


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