Pondhawk Dragonfly

Erythemis simplicicollis

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At first I thought this pondhawk dragonfly was a male, until I looked them up in my field guide.  The males are pale blue, and the females the grass green.

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Another one perched in the thick-of-things of my “weed patch” and would fly out hawking insects.


10 responses to this post.

  1. One of our favorites and unlike many of their relatives will usually pose for a picture!


  2. Nice captures.


  3. Great photos! I love it when the male and female are so different. On the other hand, you only get to count one species instead of two. 😉


  4. You were able to get some great detail on those wings! Great shots.


  5. Wonderful captures!


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