Bar-winged Skimmer

Order: Odonata
- Suborder: Anisoptera (Dragonfly)
- - Family: Skimmers (Libellulidae)
- - - Genus: Libellula
- - - - Species: axilena

The Bar-winged Skimmer is found mostly in the eastern US and with the westernmost populations in eastern Texas. A vagrant male was unexpectedly discovered by Troy Hibbitts on 1 August 2020 at Bear Creek, Huachuca Mountains. This observation provides the first record of the species for Arizona.  

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