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July 25, 2012 — Trempealeau County

Retention pond on north side of Hwy 35 on the east side of Trempealeau.

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Collected
Collected 1 female for Migratory Dragonfly study. Several others seen
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Observed
1 male
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Observed
3-4 pairs in tandem and ovipositing. Several other males.
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Observed
10+ males around small pond
Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
Photographed
1 male
Photo of Calico Pennant
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
4-5 males
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
Observed
10-15 males
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Observed
10-15 males and females
Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)
Observed
5-10 males and females
Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)
Photographed
2-3 including a pair ovipositing
Striped Saddlebags (Tramea darwini)
Photographed
1 male. Seen and identified at at close range (stripe, narrow saddle, brighter red, black tip to abdomen. Got one poor flight photo that shows the ID points. I tried hard to catch it but it spent most of its time flying over the middle of the pond. Finally ran out of lunch hour.
Photo of Striped Saddlebags
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Observed
5-10 males and a couple females ovipositing.
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Observed
a few.