Four-Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly Capri Leggings
Alaska designated the four-spot skimmer dragonfly (Libellula quadrimaculata) as the official state insect in 1995. The four-spot skimmer dragonfly won among 4 insect contestants voted on by Alaskan schoolchildren. The runners up included the unmarked slender mosquito, the mourning cloak butterfly, and the bumblebee. (source)
One fine Sitka day, John Hudson and his wife stopped in our store and asked, "Where are your dragonfly leggings?" He informed me that the Four-spotted skimmer dragonfly is the Alaska State Insect, something I didn't know. Later he sent me photographs of our honored insect, one of which now graces our Four-Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly Leggings in a fun, eye-catching design. Catch it before it flies away! Thanks, John!