Common Pondhawk dragonfly (young male) – 7/9/10

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/9/10

Observation Time: 4:50 p.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond

Common Name: Common Pondhawk dragonfly (young male)

Scientific Name: Erythemis simplicicollis

Comments: Males are blue. Females are bright green. Voracious hunter near vegetated ponds and slow streams, but they are completely harmless to humans.

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