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Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
The Comanche Skimmer (Libellula comanche) is a fairly common dragon of the western United States, occurring east to parts of Texas and Oklahoma. Superficially similar to the Spangled Skimmer, the flashy black and white stigmas are quite conspicuous in flight or when perched. The first shots here were digital captures taken in Travis Co., Texas in June, 2003, with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 70-200 mm F2.8 L IS lens with 2X extender and 550 EX flash. There are three shots of a male and one shot of a female.
The male Comanche Skimmer shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in June, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 l IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The female Comanche Skimmer on the right is quite worn and tattered. This shot was taken at the BLM overflow wetlands in Chavez Co., New Mexico, in August, 2011, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male Comanche Skimmer on the right was at the BLM overflow wetlands in Chavez Co., New Mexico, in July, 2012. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and a 1.4X extender and 580 flash.
The next two shots of a male Comanche Skimmer were taken on the Blanco River in Blanco, Texas, in August, 2013.
This male Comanche Skimmer was on Onion Creek, Dripping Springs, Hays Co., Texas, in August, 2013.
This young male Comanche Skimmer was at Balmorhea Lake, Reeves Co., Texas, in August, 2013.
This male Comanche Skimmer was on Bonita Creek, Graham Co., Arizona, in August, 2013.
The next two shots of male Comanche Skimmers were taken at West Pond, Imperial Co., California, in October, 2013.
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
female
Yett Creek Park,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
16 July 2015
Lat 30.429596, Lon -97.737002
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Yett Creek Park,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
16 July 2015
Lat 30.429, Lon -97.737
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Yett Creek Park,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
16 July 2015
Lat 30.429, Lon -97.737
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Yett Creek Park,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
16 July 2015
Lat 30.429, Lon -97.737
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Yett Creek Park,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
16 July 2015
Lat 30.429, Lon -97.737
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
20 July 2015
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
20 July 2015
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
20 July 2015
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
20 July 2015
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
20 July 2015
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
BLM Wetlands,
Chaves Co., New Mexico
15 August 2015
Lat 33.316526, Lon -104.342008
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
BLM Wetlands,
Chaves Co., New Mexico
15 August 2015
Lat 33.316526, Lon -104.342008
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Live Oak Creek,
Crockett Co., Texas
1 September 2015
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Live Oak Creek,
Crockett Co., Texas
1 September 2015
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
young male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
22 June 2016
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
young male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
22 June 2016
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
young male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
22 June 2016
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
young male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
22 June 2016
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
13 July 2016
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
13 July 2016
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
13 July 2016
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Glenn Springs,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
28 August 2016
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Glenn Springs,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
28 August 2016
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Blanco River @ Lindeman Rd.,
Blanco, Blanco Co., Texas
22 June 2017
30.0903
-98.3995
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Blanco River @ Lindeman Rd.,
Blanco, Blanco Co., Texas
22 June 2017
30.0903
-98.3995
Comanche Skimmer
Libellula comanche
male
Blanco River @ Lindeman Rd.,
Blanco, Blanco Co., Texas
22 June 2017
30.0903
-98.3995