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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