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August 19, 2017 — Jackson County

Small pond on side of road in oak forest. Boggy lower land near by.

Black-tipped Darner (Aeshna tuberculifera)
Netted and released
1 female
Photo of Black-tipped Darner
 
Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis)
Netted and released
A few males and 2 females
Green-striped Darner (Aeshna verticalis)
Netted and released
1 female
Incurvate Emerald (Somatochlora incurvata)
Observed
A few Somatachlora sp. tried to patrol over pond and were driven off by other dragonflies. Never had a chance to net one... (RBD note: based on location it is likely that some or at least one were incurvata, but because none were netted and other species of Somatochlora occur in the area, this should be regarded as an uncertain identification.)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Observed
Several
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Observed
1 male
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Observed
many including pairs in tandem
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Observed
a few
Spotted Spreadwing (Lestes congener)
Observed
erroneously submitted as sedge sprite
Photo of Spotted Spreadwing
 
Spotted Spreadwing (Lestes congener)
Netted and released
Dozens and perhaps hundreds. Mostly in pairs ovipositing.
Sweetflag Spreadwing (Lestes forcipatus)
Netted and released
15-20. Mostly in pairs.
Photo of Sweetflag Spreadwing