Painted Skimmer - Libellula semifasciata (Burmeister, 1839)

Range & Habitat:

Found across the state.

Usually found near wooded ponds and bogs.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 11 May
Late Date: 12 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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Orange, with black markings near the end of the abdomen and brown spots and amber veins in the wings.

Halloween Pennant is smaller, the entire wing is tinted yellow or orange, and the spots extend completely across the wing.

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