Yellow-sided Skimmer Libellula flavida Rambur, 1842S2 (State rare)  -  S3 (Watch list)

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Yellow-sided Skimmer (Libellula flavida) is mostly southeastern in distribution, and has been found widely in Maryland. This skimmer is often found at bog ponds and other acidic bodies of water, slower sections of streams, vegetated ditches, and seeps (Paulson, 2011). This is a fairly uncommon species in Maryland, found mostly along the western shore of the coastal plain and the piedmont, with several outlier counties (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). This dragonfly is ranked as S2 (state rare)-S3 (watch list) in Maryland.

There are 48 records in the project database.

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A male Yellow-sided Skimmer found in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/27/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Yellow-sided Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/21/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A male Yellow-sided Skimmer in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/24/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A female Yellow-sided Skimmer in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/27/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A female Yellow-sided Skimmer in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A female Yellow-sided Skimmer in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/16/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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