Tag Archives: Libellulidae

07.14.2022 Pondhawk!

I shot this image back on July 3rd at Gauco Pond.  It was a good day and I found several nice odonata. Eastern Pondhawk-Erythemis simplicicollis –  Dragonflies are fantastic fliers and among the most successful predators in the world.  One reason … Continue reading

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07.09.2022 Clear wings

The way the light is hitting the wings, they look like a collection of tiny windows.  There is a bit of iridescent color and some sky reflection, but we can see right through them. Autumn Meadowhawk-Sympetrum vicinum-female There were quite … Continue reading

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08.05.2021 Dragonfly Conundrum

This could be one of two dragonfly species. They are indistinguishable in a photograph or even in hand, which I do not do. I have decided that it is a Cherry-faced Meadowhawk-Sympetrum internum but cannot be positive. The other possibility … Continue reading

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