Widow Skimmer dragonfly – 7/3/10
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/3/10
Observation Time: 8:05 a.m.
Observation Location: near Gavins Pond
Common Name: Widow Skimmer dragonfly
Scientific Name: Libellula luctuosa
Comments: Odonates (dragonflies) are completely harmless – they do not sting or bite. Indeed, they are beneficial in the same way spiders and other predators are beneficial – they keep the burgeoning insect population in check.
More Information: North American Insects and Spiders