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July 19, 2009 — Bayfield County

My house in the Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View

Black-tipped Darner (Aeshna tuberculifera)
Photographed
One female
Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa)
Observed
Two individuals were my first of the year
Black-shouldered Spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus)
Observed
1 indiv
Twin-spotted Spiketail (Cordulegaster maculata)
Photographed
Only 3 individuals -- abundance much, much lower after this past week of cool weather
Photo of Twin-spotted Spiketail
 
Brush-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora walshii)
Photographed
1 female
Photo of Brush-tipped Emerald
 
Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura)
Observed
Only 4 individuals! Big decrease from previous weekends
Forcipate Emerald (Somatochlora forcipata)
Photographed
1 male
Ocellated Emerald (Somatochlora minor)
Photographed
2 indiv
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Observed
~20 indiv; slight decrease from previous weeks
Racket-tailed Emerald (Dorocordulia libera)
Photographed
1 indiv
Photo of Racket-tailed Emerald
 
Ski-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora elongata)
Photographed
3+ indiv
Photo of Ski-tipped Emerald
 
Photo of Ski-tipped Emerald
 
Spiny Baskettail (Epitheca spinigera)
Observed
Only 1 indiv
Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
Observed
20+ indiv; big decrease
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
3 indiv
Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Observed
5 indiv
Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida)
Observed
3 indiv
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Observed
3 indiv
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Observed
8 indiv -- on the increase!