This medium-sized dragonfly reaches a length of about 2 inches. They are found west of the Rockies in Canada and the U.S., inhabiting a variety of lakes, ponds, and sloughs. Unlike many dragonfly species, Eight-spotted Skimmers can also be found away from water in upland areas and clearings. 

Size: 44-55 mm long 

Photo by: Kristi DuBois on 8/29/21 in Idaho County, ID