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July 23, 2009 — Iron County

Tyler Forks Muskeg off Shirley Lake Road south of Upson

Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis)
Observed
One individual
Subarctic Darner (Aeshna subarctica)
Observed
Saw one teneral female that could barely fly, but it did so just before I could snap a photo and I never relocated it
Dragonhunter (Hagenius brevistylus)
Photographed
Saw three individuals, including one that captured an Illinois River Cruiser!
Photo of Dragonhunter
Photo of Dragonhunter
Horned Clubtail (Arigomphus cornutus)
Photographed
Surprised to find a female at the bog pool
Photo of Horned Clubtail
Photo of Horned Clubtail
Swift River Cruiser (Illinois River Cruiser ssp.) (Macromia illinoiensis illinoiensis)
Photographed
Fell victim to a Dragonhunter -- see photos above
American Emerald (Cordulia shurtleffii)
Observed
Surprised to find 4+ individuals still working the bog pool
Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
Observed
1 indiv
Chalk-fronted Corporal (Ladona julia)
Observed
1 indiv
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Observed
2 indiv
Crimson-ringed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia glacialis)
Photographed
20+ indiv
Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida)
Observed
12+ indiv
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Observed
1 indiv
Emerald Spreadwing (Lestes dryas)
Photographed
1 female
Photo of Emerald Spreadwing
Photo of Emerald Spreadwing