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Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)
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Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)

General: Comanche Skimmer Dragonflies (Libellula comanche) are active daytime fliers seen over ponds and slow moving waters around Las Vegas. Males are recognized by their overall blue color, white face, and white stigma. This is our only species with a white stigma. In females, the eyes are are reddish above and blue to green below, and the thorax is brown above and white below, and the abdomen is dark with yellow stripes, but the stigma is still white.

These active creatures are harmless to humans, but they are voracious predators of small flying insects such as flies and mosquitoes. The larvae, however, can provide a bit of a bite. There are some good places for Watching Dragonflies Around Las Vegas.

Taxonomy: Order Odonata, Suborder Anisoptera, Family Libellulidae.

Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)
Comanche Skimmer male
Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)
Comanche Skimmer female
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Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche) Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)
Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche) Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)
Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche) Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)
Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche) Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)
Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche) Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)
Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche) Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)
Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche) Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)
Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche) Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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