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Skimmer

skimmer

1. One who, or that which, skims; especially, a utensil with which liquids are skimmed.

2. (Science: ornithology) Any species of longwinged marine birds of the genus Rhynchops, allied to the terns, but having the lower mandible compressed and much longer than the upper one. These birds fly rapidly along the surface of the water, with the lower mandible immersed, thus skimming out small fishes. The American species (R. Nigra) is common on the southern coasts of the united states. Called also scissorbill, and shearbill.

3. (Science: zoology) Any one of several large bivalve shells, sometimes used for skimming milk, as the sea clams, and large scallops.


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Re: dragonfly with wide blue abdomen.

There is the Whitetail which actually has a light blue abdomen and it is native to the US. Yes, the Skimmer is found in the UK. I was not sure where you were from. http://www.bansheereeks.org/Articles/Dragonflies/WhitetailMale.jpg

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by Sydney
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:55 pm
 
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Re: dragonfly with wide blue abdomen.

Could it be the Blacktailed Skimmer? http://www.hainaultforest.co.uk/Blacktailed%20skimmer1.jpg

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by Sydney
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:05 pm
 
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Topic: dragonfly with wide blue abdomen.
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