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Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly

Erythemis simplicicollis

Description:

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

Habitat:

On damp rocks in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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3 Comments

Geodialist
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 http://waltersanford.wordpress.com/2013/...

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

Thanks for the additional information on identification :)

Geodialist
Geodialist 9 years ago

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

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Louisiana, USA

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

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