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July 4, 2012 — Oneida County

Wind Pudding Lake State Natural Area

Lancet Clubtail (Phanogomphus exilis)
Photographed
My son saw a mating pair that had fallen into the water, and bluegills were swarming them and nipping at them. Most kids would sit and watch the feast continue, but he scared the fish away. The female (I think) flew off, and I scooped up the male. After looking at the photo when I got home, I noticed his right front leg was severed at the elbow.
Photo of Lancet Clubtail
 
Photo of Lancet Clubtail
 
Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
Photographed
Males and females abundant here today.
Photo of Calico Pennant
 
Photo of Calico Pennant
 
Photo of Calico Pennant
 
Elfin Skimmer (Nannothemis bella)
Photographed
Saw a couple males, and several females.
Photo of Elfin Skimmer
 
Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida)
Photographed
This was the only one I saw.
Photo of Frosted Whiteface