When the days are hot, the mosquitoes come out in force and so do the dragonflies! They love those tasty little morsels! That makes me happy! The dragonflies that we have here in the foothills come in a number of colors, but it is the Flame Skimmer that really stands out with it’s bright reddish orange color! Click on the photos to really see the amazing details of this Sierra Foothills beauty! Check it out!
This is a male. The females have more of a brownish coloring with thin yellow markings. They measure 1 to 3 inches long. This one is close to 3 inches. Check out the lovely glassing wings on this handsome fellow!
This insect is truly a work of art and does stand out from the crowd!
I love the details in the wings of this critter. How about you?
What a beauty! Don’t you agree?
I hope that you enjoyed this little guy! Have an amazing Wednesday! Be well and thank you for taking the time to drop on by!