Four-spotted Skimmer, Male - Libellula quadrimaculata
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FEMALE
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Full Dorsal View
full dorsal view

Full Lateral View
lateral view


Top of  Thorax and Head
thorax and head

Lateral View of Thorax, Head and first few Abdominal Segments
thorax, head and first few abdominal segments

Close-up of  Triangular Dark Spot on Hindwings
triangular dark spot on the base of the hindwings

Photo of Small Dark Spots on the Wings at the Nodus
dark spots on wings at the nodus

Appendages
appendages

Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis
Located at Midway Reservoir, Wasatch County, Utah

30 July, 2010
GPS N. 40º35' 25.47",  W.  111º 30' 10.40"
Elevation 8339 feet


Characteristics
  • Length  1 3/4 inches
  • Wingspan  2 3/4 inches
  • Fore and hindwing have a dark spot at  the nodus plus a bigger dark spot  on the base of the hindwing
  • Brownish orange  at  the  leading edge of  the wings
  • Abdomen is olive green, to golden brown with yellow dashes along the sides of each segment except the last one
  • The tip is tapered 

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