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June 4, 2015 — Chippewa County

Private grassland 5 miles west of Chippewa Falls

Springtime Darner (Basiaeschna janata)
Photographed
Thoracic stripes more yellow-green than creamy on this specimen
Photo of Springtime Darner
 
Horned Clubtail (Arigomphus cornutus)
Photographed
One or two
Photo of Horned Clubtail
 
Rapids Clubtail (Phanogomphus quadricolor)
Photographed
two
Photo of Rapids Clubtail
 
Rusty Snaketail (Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis)
Photographed
Five or six, all teneral
Photo of Rusty Snaketail
 
Skillet Clubtail (Gomphurus ventricosus)
Photographed
Two
Photo of Skillet Clubtail
 
Photo of Skillet Clubtail
 
Stream Cruiser (Didymops transversa)
Photographed
One
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
Very abundant, particularly on roads and paths
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Observed
Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Photographed
One flying with clubtails and it was my impression that this ode was behaving aggressively to the longer clubtails. Its much stouter body (though shorter) was clearly apparent as they flew side by side.