Variegated Skimmer (Sympetrum corruptum)

The variegated dragonfly (Sympetrum corruptum) belongs to the family of scratching dragonflies (Libellulidae) is a species of wide distribution, has a long and late flight period and adults sometimes survive the winter. Some populations of S. corruptum are migratory, routes are known along the Pacific coast of North America.

Ponds and slow-moving streams, preferably with a sandy or pebble bottom, occasionally found in brackish water

Their main diet consists of small and very small insects, such as mosquitoes and black flies. The larvae feed on water fleas and mosquito larvae.