A number of Needham’s Skimmers joined me on walk in early July, or maybe I joined them as they flitted ahead of me on an old rice field dike.
I like this image for the shadow on the leaf.
In all of these images the concentration of color at the front of the wings, which distinguishes the Needham’s Skimmer from some others, is obvious.
That helps more for ID than the amorphous “Needham’s abdomen averages a bit redder” when compared to the Golden Skimmer.
July 4, 2021