Needham’s Skimmer dragonfly (female, oviposition, in flight)

A Needham’s Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula needhami) spotted at Paul Spring Park. This individual is an adult female, shown in flight, laying eggs in the stream by the process of oviposition.


Habitat: “Paul Spring Park,” one of seven small parks owned and maintained by the Community Association of Hollin Hills, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Paul Spring is a small year-round stream that flows through Paul Spring Park.

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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