Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa Burmeister, 1839  

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The distinctive Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) is a beautiful and common skimmer, found in a large variety of habitats, including ponds and lakes, and stream pools, especially those with a muddy substrate. This dragonfly has been recorded from every county in Maryland, and is considered common by Richard Orr (The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 1,139 records in the project database.

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A male Widow Skimmer in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/17/2014). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

A male Widow Skimmer in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/21/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A male Widow Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/1/2016). Photo by Andy Wilson. (MBP list)

A male Widow Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/14/2014). Photo by John R. Whitaker. (MBP list)

A male Widow Skimmer in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/11/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A female Widow Skimmer in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/17/2014). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

A female Widow Skimmer in Washington Co., Maryland (6/2/2012). Photo by Russ Ruffing. (MBP list)

A Widow Skimmer in Washington Co., Maryland (6/24/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Widow Skimmer in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/19/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A male Widow Skimmer in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/6/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A female Widow Skimmer in Washington Co., Maryland (7/18/2014). Verified by Larry de March/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A male Widow Skimmer in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/28/2013). Determined by John and Jane Balaban. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Widow Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/27/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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