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Great Blue Skimmer
Libellula vibrans
The Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) is a large, blue dragon of the eastern U.S. ranging west to the prairies. The male shown here was in a cypress swamp at Caddo Lake State Park, Harrison Co., Texas in June, 2003. The shots were digital captures with a Canon 10D and EF 70-200 mm F2.8 L IS lens and a 2X extender and 550 EX flash.
The next 4 shots of a male Great Blue Skimmer were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 l IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash. These shots were taken in the Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas, in June, 2009.
The next 2 shots of male Great Blue Skimmers were taken at Lake Marvin, Hemphill Co., Texas, in July, 2009. These shots represent the first record of this species in the Texas Panhandle. The images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The female Great Blue Skimmer shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in June, 2009.
The female Great Blue Skimmer shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in July, 2010. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The female shown here was also in Austin, but in September, 2010. This appears to be an older, more worn individual.
The female Great Blue Skimmer on the right was on Big Cypress Creek, Franklin Co., Texas, in June, 2011.
The young male Great Blue Skimmer on the right was along the Little Pee Dee River, Horry Co., South Carolina, in May, 2012.
Great Blue Skimmer
Libellula vibrans
female
Watson Preserve,
Tyler Co., Texas
18 May 2013
Great Blue Skimmer
Libellula vibrans
male
Manatee Springs State Park,
Levy Co., Florida
16 July 2014
Lat 29.488844, Lon -82.97699
Great Blue Skimmer
Libellula vibrans
male
Manatee Springs State Park,
Levy Co., Florida
16 July 2014
Lat 29.488844, Lon -82.97699
Great Blue Skimmer
Libellula vibrans
female
St. Marks N.W.R.,
boat ramp
Taylor Co., Florida
17 July 2014
Lat 30.117234, Lon -83.979042
Great Blue Skimmer
Libellula vibrans
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
9 June 2015
Great Blue Skimmer
Libellula vibrans
male
Palmetto State Park,
Gonzales Co., Texas
24 July 2015
Great Blue Skimmer
Libellula vibrans
male
Highland Co., Virginia
11 June 2017
Great Blue Skimmer
Libellula vibrans
male
Highland Co., Virginia
11 June 2017