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4-spotted skimmer
Libellula quadrimaculata

4-spotted skimmer
4-spotted skimmer

Type of Insect: dragonfly
Size: 1.7 inches
Overall Color: amber and greenish
Larval Foods: aquatic invertebrates
Adult Foods: insects
Larval Type: aquatic nymph
status: common
Description: overall brownish with green, yellow and black areas, tapered abdomen, amber on leading edges of wings with spots, seen early spring

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Odonata (dragonflies,damselflies)
Family: 08 Libellulidae (skimmers)
Genus: Libellula
Species: quadrimaculata

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