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July 17, 2014 — Trempealeau County

Canoe Trail at Perot State Park. Mississippi River backwaters and lower section of Trempealeau River.

Elusive Clubtail (Stylurus notatus)
Photographed
4-5 newly emerged tenerals taking first flight. One newly emerged with damaged wings
Photo of Elusive Clubtail
 
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Observed
20+ patrolling males, pairs in tandem, ovipositing female
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Observed
pair in tandem and a few patrolling males
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Observed
Several males on territory in backwater areas
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Observed
Several males on territory in backwater areas
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Observed
1 juvenile male
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Observed
Several patrolling males
American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)
Collected
5-10 males and females at edge of fast slough (lower section of Trempealeau river)
Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
Observed
5-10 males at edge of fast current section of lower Trempealeau River.
River Jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis)
Photographed
Several males at edge of fast current section of lower Trempealeau River
Photo of River Jewelwing
 
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Observed
a few in backwater areas
Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
Observed
Hundreds in backwater areas of Mississippi and along edge of lower Trempealeau River
Stream Bluet (Enallagma exsulans)
Netted and released
Dozens of males and pairs at edge of fast moving slough and higher on the Trempealeau river.
Elegant Spreadwing (Lestes inaequalis)
Netted and released
5-6 including both males and females in emergent vegetation in backwater areas.
Photo of Elegant Spreadwing