Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies

Division of Entomology

Golden-winged Skimmer

Libellula auripennis

Burmeister, 1839

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The Golden-winged Skimmer male has an orange face, stigma, wing veins and abdomen. In females and young males, those areas are yellow and there are two stripes on each side of the thorax. They perch on weed tips at water's edge. It has been found only once in Cherry County in September of 1960.

Golden-winged Skimmer
Golden-winged Skimmer

Size: 51-58 mm (2.0-2.3 in)

Habitat: grassy ponds and lakes

Great Plains Range: TX, OK, NE

Flight season: ?

Golden-winged Skimmer map

Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Yellow indicates sight record only.


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