Great Blue Skimmer Libellula vibrans Fabricius, 1793  

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The largest species of Libellula, the Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) is an impressive, colorful dragonfly closely associated with swamps or ponds within forest, or slower sections of swampy creeks, often with a muck bottom (Paulson, 2011). This skimmer is known from all counties in Maryland except Garrett Co. (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 420 records in the project database.

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A Great Blue Skimmer in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/1/2018). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

A worn adult male Great Blue Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/1/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Great Blue Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/26/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A male Great Blue Skimmer in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/29/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Great Blue Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/4/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Great Blue Skimmer in Washington Co., Maryland (6/1/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A male Great Blue Skimmer in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/16/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Great Blue Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/17/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Great Blue Skimmer in Wicomico Co., Maryland (6/4/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An adult female Great Blue Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/4/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A female Great Blue Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/18/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Great Blue Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/16/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Great Blue Skimmer in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/1/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Great Blue Skimmers mating in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/14/2016). Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

A Great Blue Skimmer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/10/2019). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A close-up of Great Blue Skimmer eggs in Howard Co., Maryland (6/10/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)


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