Four-spotted Skimmer - Libellula quadrimaculata (Linnaeus, 1758)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:

Found throughout the northern 1/2 of the state. The Camden County record is interesting.

Generally found at small boggy or marshy ponds.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 15 May
Late Date: 10 July

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Chunky and rather dull colored; the black and amber basal spots, plus the spot at the nodus, should identify it readily.


Conservation Status:
State: S3 Rare in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range