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June 26, 2016 — Jackson County

Small ponds along Wildcat Road. Also open boggy areas.

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Observed
a few flying over road and ponds
Swift River Cruiser (Illinois River Cruiser ssp.) (Macromia illinoiensis illinoiensis)
Observed
1 flying down road
American Emerald (Cordulia shurtleffii)
Observed
1 flying with other emeralds over road
Incurvate Emerald (Somatochlora incurvata)
Netted and released
Several flying over road in boggy areas
Racket-tailed Emerald (Dorocordulia libera)
Netted and released
a few
Chalk-fronted Corporal (Ladona julia)
Observed
several at pond
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)
Netted and released
many tenerals
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
a few
Crimson-ringed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia glacialis)
Photographed
a few
Photo of Crimson-ringed Whiteface
 
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Observed
several
Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Observed
many
Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida)
Observed
many
Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)
Netted and released
1 male flying over road
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Observed
a few
Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
Netted and released
a couple at pond
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Observed
1 by road
Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum)
Observed
4-5 males at pond
Boreal Bluet (Enallagma boreale)
Netted and released
I caught 1 male. ID confirmed by Bob DuBois.
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Observed
many
Sedge Sprite (Nehalennia irene)
Observed
many
Amber-winged Spreadwing (Lestes eurinus)
Observed
a few
Emerald Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
Photographed
many
Photo of Emerald Spreadwing
 
Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis)
Collected
1 male and 1 pair
Photo of Southern Spreadwing
 
Sweetflag Spreadwing (Lestes forcipatus)
Netted and released
many tenerals including females with long ovipositors