Finally, a Dragonfly

A dragonfly finally landed where I could take pictures of it. Their numbers have been low this spring. Most of the few that I have seen didn’t land or pose for pictures.


Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simpliciollis)

They are one of the most common dragonflies here in southern Illinois. The females are green and the males blue.


9 responses to this post.

  1. Congratulations! We have yet to get our first shots of the years.


  2. I haven’t seen a single dragonfly yet, even though I’ve been places where they should be. Great shot!


  3. Great capture.


  4. Nice shot of the Eastern Pondhawk. While it’s true that adult males are blue, the immature males are green and I think this one may be an immature male judging from the terminal appendages (the white cerci at the end of the abdomen are long and close together). (Check out for more info on the life cycle of the male Eastern Pondhawk.)


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