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June 25, 2020 — Polk County

Apple River; Take HWY 65 north from Star Prairie; turn right on Random Rd where 65 crosses the river

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Observed
10:35AM; 74F; Sunny; One flying up and down the river
Dragonhunter (Hagenius brevistylus)
Photographed
two males netted flying along the bank of the river
Photo of Dragonhunter
 
Photo of Dragonhunter
 
Photo of Dragonhunter
 
Photo of Dragonhunter
 
Midland Clubtail (Gomphurus fraternus)
Photographed
one female with eggs netted in tall grass along the edge of the river.
Photo of Midland Clubtail
 
Photo of Midland Clubtail
 
Photo of Midland Clubtail
 
Photo of Midland Clubtail
 
Skillet Clubtail (Gomphurus ventricosus)
Netted and released
one male netted in tall grass along the edge of the river. very large club at the end of abdomen
Swift River Cruiser (Illinois River Cruiser ssp.) (Macromia illinoiensis illinoiensis)
Observed
a couple flying up and down the river
Racket-tailed Emerald (Dorocordulia libera)
Netted and released
one netted flying high along the road
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Observed
a couple in tall grass in open area
American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)
Observed
a couple perched along the bank of the river
Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
Observed
several along the bank of the river
River Jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis)
Observed
a few along the bank of the river