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Eastern Pondhawk female

Erythemis simplicicollis


This is one of the most widely distributed species in all of the eastern United States. It has a green face . Young males and females are bright green becoming powder blue in older males, starting basally on the abdomen and the front of the thorax. The wings are clear. The abdomen, before becoming obscured in older males, is black with green dorsolateral spots on abdominal segments 4-6 and yellow or pale cerci. Females have a ventrally projecting spout-like ovipositor below segment 9. It is not unusual to see green males with varying degrees of pruinosity.


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Spotted on Aug 27, 2015
Submitted on Oct 27, 2015

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