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June 25, 2019 — Waukesha County

N of LO W of Mukwonago.

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Observed
Few patrolling the lake and pond
Dusky Clubtail (Phanogomphus spicatus)
Photographed
Several perched on nearshore and onshore rocks
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Photographed
Several to include tandems overflying the pond
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Observed
Several perched on water vegetation
Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
Photographed
1-2 perched on tall vegetation away from the water
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
Several perched and flying
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Observed
A few perched on onshore vegetation
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
Observed
Several perched on vegetation and projecting sticks/wood
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Observed
A few in nearshore vegetation
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Observed
A few perched on tall onshore vegetation periodically flying to protect their perch.
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Observed
Few in onshore vegetation. Jumpy.
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Photographed
One teneral in deep grass. Was not able to fly.
American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)
Observed
One on nearshore vegetation.
Boreal Bluet (Enallagma boreale)
Photographed
Several perched on offshore vegetation. A few on onshore vegetation
Double-striped Bluet (Enallagma basidens)
Photographed
A few perched on offshore vegetation. Anywhere from 1-2 feet offshore. Pretty typical for this site.
Photo of Double-striped Bluet
 
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Observed
A few in onshore vegetation
Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
Photographed
Several to include tandems typically perched on nearshore vegetation.
Rainbow Bluet (Enallagma antennatum)
Photographed
A few seen on nearshore vegetation. About 1 ft from shore. Tandem seen.
Photo of Rainbow Bluet
 
Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum)
Photographed
A few around the pond perched on nearshore vegetation.
Stream Bluet (Enallagma exsulans)
Photographed
A few perched on nearshore vegetation
Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)
Photographed
A few perched on onshore vegetation
Variable Dancer (Violet Dancer ssp.) (Argia fumipennis violacea)
Photographed
Several perched low in the water side of nearshore vegetation. Tandems seen
Western Red Damsel (Amphiagrion abbreviatum)
Photographed
About 10 seen, all males in a 10 foot stretch of low grasses immediately at the ponds edge. South side of pond. Been looking for this species and almost want to keep the site secret.
Photo of Western Red Damsel
 
Photo of Western Red Damsel
 
Slender Spreadwing (Lestes rectangularis)
Photographed
A few seen in nearshore vegetation