An Eastern Pondhawk

Erythemis simplicicollis
July 31, 2011

  One of the advantages of the web is the ability to identify what would have been next to impossible for me (that is, a green dragonfly). Thus here we have an eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), a modest-size dragonfly with a robust appetite.
cherry-faced meadowhawk, dragonfly
  The female is the green pondhawk; the male eastern pondhawk is light blue.
cherry-faced meadowhawk, dragonfly
  Pondhawks are voracious pest hunters, which makes them a great dragonfly to have around.

Photo note: Both photos were taken in the Toftrees game land on July 15, 2011. The first with the Pentax K20D and the Pentax SMC-DA 55-300mm lens and the second with the same camera and the Voigtlander 125mm macro lens.

Two other dragonflies, a cherry-faced meadowhawk, and a twelve-spotted skimmer

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