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July 4, 2008 — Iowa County

Northwest shoreline of South leg of Cox Hollow Lake in Governor Dodge State Park.

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Observed
One noted.
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Observed
One noted
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
A dozen noted
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Observed
Three noted
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
Observed
Two noted
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Netted and released
A half dozen noted
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Observed
A dozen noted
Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
Observed
Two noted.
Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
Netted and released
Three noted.
Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum)
Netted and released
Several noted
Slender Bluet (Enallagma traviatum westfalli)
Collected
This was the dominant bluet species today. Dozens and dozens noted as singles and in tandem (laying eggs) on surface of vegetation in water along shore. (3 photos)