June 4, 2012 — Rock County
Detention pond and surrounding prairie on west side of Beloit, WI. In the triangle made by 3 roads: S. Madison Road (= Hwy. 213), Whipple St., and Frederick St.
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Several seen patrolling pond edge.
Several seen patrolling pond edge. Photographed mating pair.
Most common dragonfly was the male; many were patrolling the pond edge. Noted a few females in flight and caught one pair in a series of photos showing in-flight mating and male guarding female during ovipositing that immediately followed.
These were everywhere along the shore.
Unsure of ID. Large eye spots.
A few of these were resting on twigs along with the familiar bluets (included in one picture for relative scale).