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Common Name:Dragonfly, Eight-spotted Skimmer
Scientific Name:Libellula forensis
Family:Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Area:Beaver Creek State Natural Area, Oregon
Date:July 10, 2013

Eight-spotted Skimmers are one of the most common Dragonfly species in Oregon. They are a robust looking insect with 8 spots on their wings and the outer spots also from a kind of figure eight. The males have a pale blue abdomen and the females have a dark brown to black abdomen with a line of yellow stripes on each side.

Lagoon Loop Trail, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area - - - July 5, 2015

Waxmytle Trail - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area - - - August 8, 2015

Reference:Dragonflies and Damselflies of Oregon by Kerst & Gordon