The Dragonflies and Damselflies of North Carolina
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Slaty Skimmer by Curtis Smalling

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sciName Libellula incesta
mapClick on county for list of all its records for Slaty Skimmer
distribution Statewide, occurring in all 100 counties.
abundance Very common to abundant, though usually not in large swarms (such as with Eastern Pondhawk, Blue Dasher, or Common Baskettail). Abundance seems similar all across the state, though it might be slightly less numerous in the mountains.
flight Flies from early May to late October downstate, and to late September in the mountains.
habitat Widespread around still waters of ponds, lakes, marshes, pools and puddles, and slow portions of rivers or creeks -- typically in wooded or partly wooded situations.
behavior Males are very conspicuous for a dragonfly, as they perch on bare twigs or other vegetation around a pond or lake margin and make constant forays, often chasing anything that flies nearby. Adults forage some distance from water, but not in large numbers in fields or other treeless areas.
comments It is difficult to visit a pond or lake margin in the summer without seeing a Slaty Skimmer. Usually a walk around the shoreline will produce a number of them, even though Blue Dashers typically will be the most abundant dragonfly at such a pond or lake. Because Slaty Skimmers are very pugnacious and active fliers, if the species is around, you should quickly know it! It is definitely one of the state's most abundant dragonfly species.
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Species account update: LeGrand

Photo Gallery for Slaty Skimmer

Other NC Galleries:    Jeff Pippen    Will Cook    Ted Wilcox
Photo by: Ted Wilcox

Comment: Ashe, 2006-07-11, male
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston, Bud Webster

Comment: Transylvania, 2012-08-15, Brevard area - Male & Female
Photo by: Nancy Cowal

Comment: McDowell; M, 2012-08-31, Old Fort / submitted by Vin Stanton - Male & Female
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: Watauga, 2006-06-22, Meat Camp Creek Environmental Studies Area near point 36.24414; 081.62866
Photo by: Doug Johnston

Comment: Madison, 2012-07-26, Leach pond, close to Sandy Mush Gamelands
Photo by: Lori Owenby, Alisha Hayes

Comment: Catawba, 2009-06-08, Riverbend Park - at 3/4 acre pond
Photo by: Doug Johnston

Comment: Buncombe, 2010-07-01, Beaver Lake , Asheville
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Haywood, 2011-06-08, imaged at Lake Junaluska and seen at Haywood Community College - M & F seen
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Haywood, 2011-06-08, imaged at Lake Junaluska and seen at Haywood Community College - M & F seen
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: Macon, 2011-06-13, Highlands Biological Station Pond - all males
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Henderson, 2011-07-10, Imaged at Fletcher Park Pond, & vicinity - M & F
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2010-07-04, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf Course, Male
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston, Simon Thompson

Comment: Polk; P, 2012-08-04, FENCE - Male & Female
Photo by: Doug Johnston, Vin Stanton

Comment: Graham, 2013-07-16, Tallulah Bog - Male & Female
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Onslow, 2013-06-18, Retention pond at Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Durham, 2012-07-17, Flat River Waterfowl Impoundments
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Duplin, 2015-06-19, Northeast Cape Fear River, Chinquapin Boat Access - Male perched on dead branch
Photo by: Kristy Baker

Comment: Tyrrell, 2015-06-06, Palmetto-Peartree Preserve
Photo by: Kristy Baker

Comment: Dare; Mainland, 2015-06-07, Alligator River NWR Charles Kuralt Trail - Mulitple individuals not counted.
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Cherokee, 2015-06-15, Cherokee Lake (a dammed creek arm of Hiwassee Lake)
Photo by: Salman Abdulali

Comment: Pitt, 2015-07-08, Pitt County Arboretum
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Pender, 2015-07-11, Shelter Creek, from confluence with NE Cape Fear River to about 2 km upstream
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Bladen, 2015-07-18, Suggs Millpond (aka Horseshoe Lake)
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Columbus, 2015-08-01, Lake Waccamaw State Park
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Robeson, 2015-08-01, Lumber River State Park, Princess Ann Access
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: New Hanover, 2015-08-06, Greenfield Lake
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Sampson, 2015-08-23, Black River by kayak from Ivanhoe Boating Access to 0.5 km upstream of Dr Kerr Rd bridge
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Brunswick, 2015-09-05, Waccamaw River - along 4 km stretch upstream of NC 904 bridge
Photo by: John Petranka, Sally Gewalt

Comment: Richmond; C, 2016-08-06, Millstone Lake at Millstone 4H Camp near Ellerbe, NC. 2 males, 1 ovipositing female. Photo.
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Orange, 2015-05-30, Ayr Mount
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Graham, 2014-06-23, Tulula Wetlands
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Rutherford; P, 2017-06-02, Morse Park, Lake Lure
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Orange, 2017-06-06, Ayr Mount, edge of woods & pond - immature male
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Washington, 2017-06-16, Conaby Creek, from boating access area to 2.25 km upstream by kayak
Photo by: Barbara McRae

Comment: Macon, 2017-06-27, Franklin, Little Tennessee River, wetland near Greenway - Pair in wheel, shallow area of wetland
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Alleghany, 2017-06-28, Little Glade Mill Pond, Blue Ridge Parkway
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Lenoir, 2017-08-01, Neuseway Nature Park, Kinston
Photo by: Ken Kneidel

Comment: Yancey, 2017-08-24, Near small pond at Arthur Morgan School. - male