The Dragonflies and Damselflies of North Carolina
Home Page Search Odonate Resources
LoginNC Biodiversity Project

North Carolina's 187 Odonate species

Sort Species by: Family   Scientific Name       [ Undocumented ]
Related Species in LIBELLULIDAE: Number of records added in 2020 = 0

PDF has more details,
e.g., flight data, high counts, and earliest/latest dates can be seen.
[View PDF]
Four-spotted Skimmer

[Google images]
mapClick on county for list of all its records for Four-spotted Skimmer
flight charts
distribution
abundance
flight
habitat
behavior
comments This is a northern species, occurring in the East southward only to NJ, PA, and OH. It is considered to be abundant, and one reference calls it the most common dragonfly in Canada. It is reported from NC in one or more references -- including Bick and Mauffray (1997-2004), but no data are available, and there are no specimen records from Cuyler. Older reports of this species could possibly be related to confusion of common names -- i.e., reports of Four-spotted Pennant might be transcribed as Four-spotted Skimmer instead.
state_status W4
S_rank SR
fed_status
G_rank G5
date_spread [Overwinter:] [Date Spread:] [No Late Date:] [Split on Feb:] [Default:]
synonym
other_name
Species account update: Howard6319

Photo Gallery for Four-spotted Skimmer   0 photos are shown. Other NC Galleries:    Jeff Pippen    Will Cook    Ted Wilcox