May 31, 2018 — Chippewa County

Deer Fly Trail, Hay Meadow Flowage. Open water west of road. Extensive sphagnum bogs with open pools east of road.

American Emerald (Cordulia shurtleffii)
Mid afternoon. Several observed and a few netted.
Photo of American Emerald
Belted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia proxima)
Netted and released
Several in low vegetation near open water. Mid afternoon.
Photo of Belted Whiteface
Chalk-fronted Corporal (Ladona julia)
Mid afternoon. The most abundant dragonfly on and along the road, and near open water.
Photo of Chalk-fronted Corporal
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Mid afternoon. Saw one.
Photo of Common Whitetail
Elfin Skimmer (Nannothemis bella)
Abundant on the sphagnum bog and common at open water. Females far outnumbered males. Mid afternoon, mostly cloudy.
Photo of Elfin Skimmer
Photo of Elfin Skimmer
Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Several, mostly on the bog. Mid afternoon.
Photo of Four-spotted Skimmer
Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida)
Netted and released
Several along open water. Mid afternoon.
Photo of Frosted Whiteface
Racket-tailed Emerald (Dorocordulia libera)
Netted and released
Common, but not nearly as abundant as five days earlier. Mid afternoon.
Photo of Racket-tailed Emerald
Sedge Sprite (Nehalennia irene)
Fairly common in low vegetation along the road.
Photo of Sedge Sprite
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
A few over open water. Mid afternoon.