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Male Eastern Pondhawk

Posted on Jun 27, 2016

I was able to spend a little time checking out a couple of usually good spots for dragonflies last week. This lovely male Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) was waiting for some females on a leaf on the edge of a pond. June is usually the beginning of the main part of our flight season, and this is the best time of year to get out and find some odonates. Whether they are zipping by capturing prey, mating, ovipositing, warming themselves or more you should explore any type of wet area near you to find them busy as can be in the summer sun. If you need some creative plans for the Fourth of July weekend try some dragonflying!

Eastern Pondhawk male Erythemis simplicicollis-6155

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator