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July 21, 2015 — LaCrosse County

Private retention pond on west side of Timberwood Lane in Holmen

Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Netted and released
6-8 tenerals flushed
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Observed
a few patrolling males
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Photographed
1 ovipositing female
Photo of Blue Dasher
 
Photo of Blue Dasher
 
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
several males
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Observed
a couple still flying
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Photographed
Several males and 1 female
Photo of Eastern Pondhawk
 
Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)
Observed
1 male
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Observed
10+ males
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Observed
a couple patrolling males
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Observed
a few males
Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum)
Observed
6-8 males trying to avoid being eaten by the pondhawks
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Observed
a few
Hagen's Bluet (Enallagma hageni)
Netted and released
1 male
Sedge Sprite (Nehalennia irene)
Observed
20+ Not as many as last week
Amber-winged Spreadwing (Lestes eurinus)
Observed
a couple including one being eaten by an Eastern Pondhawk
Lyre-tipped Spreadwing (Lestes unguiculatus)
Netted and released
1 male
Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis)
Collected
1 teneral male
Photo of Southern Spreadwing