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June 22, 2016 — Forest County

Southern shore of Van Zile Lake. Between Cabin and beach area.

American Emerald (Cordulia shurtleffii)
Photographed
A single male and female seen in short grassy area away from the lake
Photo of American Emerald
 
Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura)
Photographed
Netted and photographed. Many in flight. Narrow area between nearshore island and weedy shore area.
Photo of Common Baskettail
 
Racket-tailed Emerald (Dorocordulia libera)
Photographed
Netted and photographed. Single. Weedy nearshore area away from the beach.
Photo of Racket-tailed Emerald
 
Photo of Racket-tailed Emerald
 
Spiny Baskettail (Epitheca spinigera)
Photographed
Single. In tall reeds in a marshy area near the treeline. Only 20 feet from the lake.
Photo of Spiny Baskettail
 
Photo of Spiny Baskettail
 
Belted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia proxima)
Photographed
Several in short weedy area either side of a pier.
Photo of Belted Whiteface
 
Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
Photographed
Several males and females Along the periphery of a marshy area on taller reeds.
Photo of Calico Pennant
 
Photo of Calico Pennant
 
Photo of Calico Pennant
 
Chalk-fronted Corporal (Ladona julia)
Photographed
Abundant males and a few females. On trees, rocks, some on reeds.
Photo of Chalk-fronted Corporal
 
Photo of Chalk-fronted Corporal
 
Crimson-ringed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia glacialis)
Photographed
Few. In the low branches of a tree adjacent to boat launch.
Photo of Crimson-ringed Whiteface
 
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Photographed
Single. One reeds 10 feet from shore.
Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Photographed
Several. In trees and reeds adjacent to a marshy area near launch parking lot.
Photo of Four-spotted Skimmer
 
Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida)
Photographed
Single. Landed on boat and then pier.
Photo of Frosted Whiteface
 
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Photographed
Several males. Patrolling along beach area. Landing in low branches of trees.
Photo of Twelve-spotted Skimmer
 
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Photographed
Several. In weeds along shore.
Photo of Widow Skimmer
 
Aurora Damsel (Chromagrion conditum)
Photographed
Single In weeds along road to beach.
Photo of Aurora Damsel
 
Hagen's Bluet (Enallagma hageni)
Photographed
Many. Not sure if Hagen's or Marsh. I wasn't able to observe caudal appendages. Didn't opt to net and photograph. I will next trip to be sure. Several in wheel.
Photo of Hagen's Bluet
 
Photo of Hagen's Bluet
 
Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
Photographed
Several. Located on low vegetation along shore.
Variable Dancer (Violet Dancer ssp.) (Argia fumipennis violacea)
Photographed
Several. Located on low vegetation and parking lot surface.
Vesper Bluet (Enallagma vesperum)
Photographed
Single. In low grass along road to beach.
Photo of Vesper Bluet