Widow Skimmer - Libellula luctuosa (Burmeister, 1839)

Range & Habitat:

Found throughout most of the state, missing or not yet recorded in Cape May and Cunmberland.

Typical skimmery habitat, ponds, lakes and marshes.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 18 April
Late Date: 5 October

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Wings of both sexes marked with prominent black basal bands. Adult males develop broad white spots at midwing.


Conservation Status:
State: S5 Demonstrably secure in the state
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range