Eastern Pondhawk

Unfortunately, when I found this dragonfly it was dead. The astute users on INaturalist informed me that this was a young female who had suffered some injuries. The males are an iridescent blue while the females, like the one I found, are green with black stripes. Eastern pondhawks mate near the ponds where they reside, and within one minute of mating the female lays her eggs as she skims across the pond.


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