Male 12-Spotted Skimmer

Thanks once again to the Madison Audubon Society, they have helped me identify this dragonfly. Normally I am not a “bug” person, but I thought this guy was really cool. I guess there is a place in the world for all of these creatures.



  1. Ann Aswegan said,

    August 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

    What a beautiful pattern of black and white stripes on the dragonfly! I’m glad to see you are including more of these creatures on your blog, Joleen. And I certainly agree with you, each one has a purpose and a reason for sharing this earth with us. Aren’t we fortunate to have such diversity around us?

  2. jkgphotos said,

    August 17, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I knew I could count on my #1 fan. I agree Ann, we are all here for a purpose. Just saw something in birds and blooms magazine about NOT using pesticides as these dragonflies along with many others need the insects for food. Thanks for your comment Ann.

  3. August 18, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I see these too and have not known what species they are. Thanks for the photo and the information!

    • jkgphotos said,

      August 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      Your welcome and I was really glad to find out this species too.

  4. nigel said,

    September 7, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Great shot!

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