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July 16, 2016 — Vernon County

Mississippi River accessed from the Bad Axe Boat Landing at the Genoa Fish Hatchery.

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Observed
several including ovipositing pairs
Elusive Clubtail (Stylurus notatus)
Netted and released
Picked up 1 teneral male. Also found several Stylurus exuviae and a few emergence failures.
Russet-tipped Clubtail (Stylurus plagiatus)
Netted and released
Picked up 1 teneral male. Also saw a few flying adults.
Photo of Russet-tipped Clubtail
 
Royal River Cruiser (Macromia taeniolata)
Collected
Saw 2. Caught 1 and gave it to Jeff Fisher so that he could take pictures for the MN dragonfly ID site
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Observed
several
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Observed
a few
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
Observed
20-30 flying over backwater areas
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Observed
1 female
Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)
Observed
1 pair in tandem
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Observed
a couple
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Observed
a few
Blue-fronted Dancer (Argia apicalis)
Observed
dozens along edge of large slough
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Observed
dozens along edge of slough and in backwaters
Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
Observed
dozens in backwaters and along edge of slough
Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta)
Observed
Several along edge of large slough
Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum)
Observed
many along edge of slough and in backwaters
Stream Bluet (Enallagma exsulans)
Observed
many along faster current areas of large slough and on the Badaxe River
Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)
Observed
many
Slender Spreadwing (Lestes rectangularis)
Netted and released
saw a few. Caught 1