Comparison of Similar Species

Common Blue Skimmer (Male) vs Marsh Skimmer (Male) vs

Mangrove Skimmer (Male) vs

Lesser Blue Skimmer (Male)

Common Blue Skimmer (Male)

1. Frons dark brown

4. Amber spot in wingbase of hindwing

 

Marsh Skimmer (Male)

1. Frons blue white

4. Wingbase of hindwing without apparent spot

 

Mangrove Skimmer (Male)

1. Alternating black and white stripes on frons

4. Wingbases of hindwings without apparent colored spots

 

Lesser Blue Skimmer (Male)

1. Frons black

4. Black spot on wingbase of hindwing