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July 29, 2012 — Shawano County

Wolf river above dam up to County Road D(?) crossing and channel to Shawano Lake.

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Observed
Several including pairs in tandem
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Observed
a few
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Observed
2 males patrolling over water
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Photographed
dozens
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
Observed
a few over weed beds on edge of Wolf River channel.
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Photographed
dozens
Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)
Observed
1 male flying over weedbeds in quiet area off Wolf River channel
Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta)
Photographed
a few in channel between Shawano Lake and Wolf River
Photo of Slaty Skimmer
 
Photo of Slaty Skimmer
 
Striped Saddlebags (Tramea calverti)
Photographed
1 male flying over surface weeds along the channel between Shawano Lake and Wolf River. Didn't get any great pictures but 4 of us watched it for 5 minutes at ranges as short as 6 feet. Definitely saw narrow saddlebags, black abdomen tip (segments 8-10), and amber in wings. Did not see stripes but 100% sure of ID. Coordinates those of this species and Libellula incesta.
Photo of Striped Saddlebags
 
Photo of Striped Saddlebags
 
Photo of Striped Saddlebags
 
Photo of Striped Saddlebags
 
Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
Observed
1 male at fair grounds
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Observed
several along Wolf River above resevoir
Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
Observed
several flying over channel between Shawano Lake and Wolf river.
Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum)
Observed
a few flying over channel between Shawano Lake and Wolf River