Perhaps the most strikingly beautiful of all of the large dragonflies of Western Canada and the United states, the eight-spotted skimmer contrasts greatly with its environment, whether it is in lowland marshes and ponds or along desert creeks and rivers. This one was seen near the bank of the Tieton river in the sagebrush desert near Naches, Washington on a very hot summer day.
- Rich Leighton
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