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Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly

Erythemis simplicicollis


Females and young males are green with square blackish spots on the abdomen. Males become pruinose blue with white claspers and a green face.


On damp rocks in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Geodialist 9 years ago

My pleasure! Here's a related post from my photoblog, featuring lots of good info re: male-versus-female terminal appendages: Eastern Pondhawk dragonflies

gatorfellows 9 years ago

Thanks for the additional information on identification :)

Geodialist 9 years ago

This is an immature male as indicated by its terminal appendages.

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Louisiana, USA

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 19, 2013

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