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July 2, 2016 — Washington County

On the section of the Milwaukee River, between West Bend and Newburg.

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Observed
Abundant
Arrow Clubtail (Stylurus spiniceps)
Photographed
Teneral was perched on aquatic vegetation mid-stage emergence. It was nearly 4pm, overcast, roughly 70 degrees, and hardly any breeze. Observed though to its first flight.
Photo of Arrow Clubtail
 
Photo of Arrow Clubtail
 
Photo of Arrow Clubtail
 
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
Several
American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)
Photographed
Abundant, males, females and mating pairs - often came to perch on the canoe.
Photo of American Rubyspot
 
Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
Photographed
Several.
Photo of Ebony Jewelwing
 
River Jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis)
Observed
One male only, perched on the canoe but was unable to get to camera in time.
Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta)
Photographed
Several, often seen trying to nudge the American Rubyspots off their perches.
Photo of Powdered Dancer