Bar-winged Skimmer - Libellula axilena (Westwood, 1837)

Range & Habitat:

Found in the coastal plain.

Woodland swamps, bogs and ponds.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 16 May
Late Date: 27 September

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Males are blackish, with pale pruinosity on the front of the thorax, between the hindwings and at the base of the abdomen. Females are similar to Slaty Skimmer and Great Blue Skimmer, but when mature always show the black streaks on the leading edge of the wing and have a brownish face with white edging.


Conservation Status: