Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Eight-spotted Skimmer has two large dark spots in each wing. The area between the dark spots may be white or clear. The adult male's abdomen becomes pruinose (whitish). The female's abdomen is marked with yellow stripes. It is similar to the Twelve-spotted Skimmer, which has dark wing tips.
Size: 49-51 mm (1.9-2.0 in)
Habitat: ponds, lakes and slow streams
Great Plains Range: NE, SD, NM, CO, WY, MT
Flight season: mid June to late July
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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