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June 13, 2010 — Burnett County

St. Croix River at Soderbeck Landing north of Hwy 70

Springtime Darner (Basiaeschna janata)
Netted and released
Several males on patrol along the edge of the river
Skillet Clubtail (Gomphurus ventricosus)
Netted and released
1 male flushed from weeds. It was cloudy and few dragonflies were out.
St. Croix Snaketail (Ophiogomphus susbehcha)
Collected
I spotted a dragonfly floating in the river. When I scooped it out, it turned out to be a male St Croix Snaketail with a large bug. It was barely alive and didn't revive.
Photo of St. Croix Snaketail
 
Swift River Cruiser (Illinois River Cruiser ssp.) (Macromia illinoiensis illinoiensis)
Netted and released
Several males and females flying over the river. The females were ovipositing.
Chalk-fronted Corporal (Ladona julia)
Observed
1 male landed on a fisherman's hat
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
1 male on road into landing
American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)
Observed
Several males and females along the river bank
River Jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis)
Netted and released
Several males and females along the river bank
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Observed
1 male and a few females
Hagen's Bluet (Enallagma hageni)
Netted and released
1 male