Needham's Skimmer

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; UMDCF - University of Maryland Central Farm. WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Needham's Skimmer
Libellula needhami
1.9-2.2" E-Jul — L-Aug
Uncommon.
Nearly impossible to
distinguish from Golden-winged Skimmer (L.
auripennis
) unless you
have it in hand!
Habitat: Ponds, small lakes, marshes. Forages in fields/open habitat. Perches obliquely on stems.
Needham's Skimmer (M)

Male
July 25, 2012
West Friendship Park
Bonnie Ott

Needham's Skimmer (M)

Male
July 28, 2012
Gateway Business Park
Phil Perkins

Needham's Skimmer (M)

Male
2004
Howard County
June Tveekrem

Needham's Skimmer (M)

Male
June 30, 2000
Clarksville
Bob Solem

Needham's Skimmer (M)

Male
July 28, 2012
Gateway Business Park
Phil Perkins

Needham's Skimmer (M)

Male
June 30, 2000
Clarksville
Bob Solem

Needham's Skimmer (F)

Female
2004
Howard County
June Tveekrem