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August 6, 2019 — Chippewa County

Island between Old Abe Lake and the Chippewa River. Accessed by crossing old bridge, first right turn north of CTH Y on Hwy 178.

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Observed
Several over Old Abe Lake and adjacent grassy/weedy field
Swift River Cruiser (Illinois River Cruiser ssp.) (Macromia illinoiensis illinoiensis)
Netted and released
A few along the rocky shore of Old Abe Lake
Photo of Swift River Cruiser (Illinois River Cruiser ssp.)
 
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Netted and released
Netted one
Photo of Prince Baskettail
 
Photo of Prince Baskettail
 
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
One male at lake shore
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
Observed
One
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Netted and released
Several, mostly males, a few females
Photo of White-faced Meadowhawk
 
Photo of White-faced Meadowhawk
 
Photo of White-faced Meadowhawk
 
Photo of White-faced Meadowhawk
 
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Observed
A few
Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
Observed
Two on west side of Chippewa River
Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta)
Netted and released
Abundant, though population seems to be lower than a few weeks ago
Photo of Powdered Dancer
 
Photo of Powdered Dancer
 
Photo of Powdered Dancer
 
Photo of Powdered Dancer
 
Photo of Powdered Dancer