Four Spotted Skimmer

Libellula quadrimaculata

Four-spotted Skimmer (male)

Four-spotted Skimmer (female)



Four-spotted Skimmer  (Libellula quadrimaculata)




About 1.75 inches


Breeding habitat:


Smaller marshy or boggy ponds


Adult habitat:


Near home waters


Where they may be observed:


Interesting facts:


The four-spotted skimmer is the state insect of Alaska.  0ne of the earliest dragonflies to emerge - often in April or early May.  Four-spotted skimmers may found in Europe, Asia, and Japan