The Wandering Glider is a distinctive yellow Skimmer that is the only species of dragonfly that can be found on every continent other than Antarctica. They have very broad hindwings which make them a strong flyer and allow them to migrate further than any other insect
The Wandering Glider is a very strong flyer, with the longest migration of any species of dragonfly. They have been found perching on ships far at sea. Late in the seasn they can be seen joining with saddlebags and darners in feeding swarms. When not in flight they tend to perch hanging vertically or slanted at around a 45 degree angle
Temporary ponds, pools, drainage ditches and other fishless temporary wetlands
Females lay eggs by tapping their abdomen against the water of temporary pools and ponds, either alone or in tandem with male. Females often lay eggs on cars, concrete or other shiny surfaces, mistaking them for water. This species has a very short larval cycle
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