Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Scarlet Skimmer (Crocothemis servilla)

 Native to Southern Asia, the Scarlet Skimmer (Crocothemis servilla) has been found in peninsular Florida since the mid 1970's, and is our only non-native odonata.

Female Scarlet Skimmer.  The Skimmer family, Libelluidae, comprises the largest odonate family in North America.  Many are brightly colored and thus easy to spot and identify.

Range of Scarlet Skimmer.

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