Common Pondhawk Dragonfly (female) – 6/14/20

Observer: Josh Simons

Observation Date: 6/14/20

Observation Time: 1:15 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill area

Common Name: Common Pondhawk (or Eastern Pondhawk) dragonfly (female)

Scientific Name: Erythemis simplicicollis

Comments: Pondhawk dragonflies are voracious hunters, but they are completely harmless to humans. Females are green. Males are blue. Females oviposit in flight, hovering low over the water and repeatedly dipping their abdomens into the water to release the eggs.

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