Alaska State Insect - Four-spot Skimmer Dragonfly
Alaska State Insect

Four-spot Skimmer Dragonfly

The Four-spot Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula quadrimaculata) was designated as the official state insect of Alaska in 1995. Known for its striking appearance and vibrant colors, this dragonfly species is characterized by four distinct dark spots on its wings, which give it its name. Often found near bodies of water, such as ponds and lakes, the Four-spot Skimmer Dragonfly plays a vital role in maintaining the ecosystem's balance by preying on various insects, making it a valuable and ecologically significant symbol for the state of Alaska.

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