[1] For survival, specific ranges of environmental conditions such as temperature, oxygen levels, pH and salinity, are needed.

Fabricius first described the insect in 1798. In dragonfly: Distinguishing characteristics and flight behaviour. The globe skimmer (or wandering glider, Pantala flavescens), a migratory dragonfly, for example, makes an annual multigenerational journey of some 18,000 km (about 11,200 miles); to complete the migration, individual globe skimmers fly more than 6,000 km (3,730 miles)—one of the farthest known migrations of all…

The Pantala flavescens is the most widespread of all known species of dragonfly. It was first described by Fabricius in 1798. Pantala flavescens, the globe skimmer, globe wanderer or wandering glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. This species and the Spot-winged Glider are the only members of the genus Pantala from the subfamily of Pantheinae. Pantala flavescens, the Globe Skimmer or Wandering Glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. The Globe Skimmer, Pantala flavescens, is a wide-ranging species of dragonfly from the family Libelludae. This species and Pantala hymenaea, the "Spot-winged Glider", are the only members of the genus Pantala from the subfamily Pantalinae. This species and Pantala hymenaea, the "spot-winged glider", are the only members of the genus Pantala from the subfamily Pantalinae.It was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1798. The globe skimmer (or wandering glider, Pantala flavescens), a migratory dragonfly, for example, makes an annual multigenerational journey of some 18,000 km (about 11,200 miles); to complete the migration, individual globe skimmers fly more than 6,000 km (3,730 miles)—one of the farthest known migrations of all insect species. These organisms may be very sensitive to changes in the environment such as pollution, habitat fragmentation and other stresses that degrade biodiversity.