Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

Location:

Huntington Library Botanical Gardens - San Marino, California

Photograph Brief:

The Flame Skimmer or Firecracker Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula saturata) is native to Western North America. Male Flame Skimmer, such as the one shown here, are known for their completely dark orange or red bodies.

Flame Skimmers prefer ponds and streams and feed mainly on aquatic insects.