• Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly

    Date: Jun 14, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Location: Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Dragonfly

    Behavior Observed:

    This dragonfly landed on the Jewelweeds along the driveway long enough for me to get a few good photos of it.

    Naturalist's Response

    Thanks for the nice picture of a female Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly. Males and females of this species are different colors. The male is pale blue with a green face and white at the tip of his abdomen. Immature males may appear green and blue. The females, as you can see in your photo, are green with some black markings on the abdomen. Pondhawks are beautiful dragonflies and eat lots of pesky insects like mosquitoes and other annoying-to-humans insects. -Naturalist Linda Gilbert