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June 23, 2017 — Rock County

Rock River Lagoon. Diversion of the Rock River that forms an elongate, shallow lagoon in Riverside Park, Beloit. The lagoon is about 110 m wide (E-W) and 225 m long (N-S), has some grasses/sedges growing around the edge, and is aerated with a fountain. Located on the west of Riverside Drive, about 0.5 km north of the intersection with White Avenue.

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
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Common. Always in flight.
Photo of Common Green Darner
 
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
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Common. Most in flight. Some flying in tandem with female dropping down to oviposit.
Photo of Black Saddlebags
 
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
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Not common
Photo of Common Whitetail
 
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
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Not common
Photo of Eastern Amberwing
 
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
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Fairly common
Photo of Eastern Pondhawk
 
Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)
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Fairly common; always in flight
Photo of Red Saddlebags
 
Photo of Red Saddlebags
 
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
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Only saw this one immature female?? One wing was still folded, but had straightened out 40 minutes later
Photo of Widow Skimmer
 
Photo of Widow Skimmer
 
Photo of Widow Skimmer
 
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
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Not common
Photo of Eastern Forktail
 
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
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Not common (ID verified by RBD)
Photo of Familiar Bluet