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Eastern Pondhawk

Erythemis simplicicollis

Habitat:

urban setting

2 Species ID Suggestions

annorion
annorion 11 years ago
Eastern Pondhawk
Erythemis simplicicollis Species Erythemis simplicicollis - Eastern Pondhawk - BugGuide.Net
Ashish
Ashish 11 years ago
Green Marsh Hawk
Orthetrum sabina Orthetrum sabina


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14 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Beautiful, It is amazing you can see the wings against the flowers, Ususally you need the sky to see them.

ceherzog
ceherzog 11 years ago

Thank you very much annorion! I think Eastern Pondhawk is correct.

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Beautiful color contrast!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

According Ann's link this is Female Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Ann you might have reached there. My suggestion will not work as its Asian specie..!!

annorion
annorion 11 years ago

Just ran across this....Erythemis simplicicollis - Eastern Pondhawk on http://bugguide.net/node/view/577

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

I feel its matching most Green marsh hawk than other any. That's why surprised whether this specie introduced in America or new one developed...!!

ceherzog
ceherzog 11 years ago

Ashish, I was wondering, as your suggestion does not occur in the US.
annorion, It looks a lot like it but there is no blue in the tail.

Thanks for all your suggestions...and thanks to Shraddha

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Is this dragonfly reached America. This month I find its third spotting Including Noah Ranger Dan's collection

annorion
annorion 11 years ago

yeah looks more like the green marsh hawk (Orthetrum sabina)...http://www.eol.org/pages/4137993

annorion
annorion 11 years ago

check put this link...http://www.treknature.com/gallery/North_America/United_States/photo113505.htm

annorion
annorion 11 years ago

Tons of these in Louisiana...Always called them mosquito hawks but I think it might be a green darner dragonfly.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Green Marsh hawk

ShraddhaGaikwad
ShraddhaGaikwad 11 years ago

Beautiful! Love this.

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2011
Submitted on Jul 16, 2011

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