The painted skimmer, Libellula semifasciata Burmeister (Odonata: Libellulidae), is an eastern species of dragonfly that has never been documented in Iowa. In this note we report two observations and the collection of a voucher for this species in southeast Iowa in the last three years. Based on other records of this species, including those from neighboring states and more northerly latitudes, we propose that these observations are evidence of a range extension.
Rasmussen, Ryan D.; Otten, Joshua G.; and Dixon, Joseph W.
"New State Record and Notable Range Extension for Libellula Semifasciata (Odonata: Libellulidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist, vol 43
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