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Western pondhawk

Erythemis collocata

Description:

Most likely a female - they are green. Though possibly an immature male. Adult male will be blue. Pondhawks are named that with good reason - they are voracious predators and will prey on dragonflies their size and even other Western Pondhawks. They will also eat almost any soft-bodied flying insect including mosquitoes, flies, small moths, mayflies, and flying ants or termites. The larvae feed on a wide variety of aquatic insects, such as mosquito larvae, other aquatic fly larvae, mayfly larvae, and freshwater shrimp. They will also eat very small fish and tadpoles.

Habitat:

Spotted in sand near the Snoqualmie river at the Tolt River-John MacDonald Park.

Notes:

Range across western United States.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Carnation, Washington, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2018
Submitted on Jun 4, 2018

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