May 24, 2010 — LaCrosse County
Ponds at Veteran's Memorial Park. Located about 1/2 mile west of West Salem on Hwy 16.
Spiny Baskettail (Epitheca spinigera)
5-8 males on patrol along pond edges (2 photos)
Carolina Saddlebags (Tramea carolina)
1 flushed and seen flying over pond. Good looks from above at close range. Bigger than red and no window in red hind wing spot
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
1 male and 1 female. Male already mature. (1 photo)
Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)
Many males and a couple of pairs in tandem
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
1 male on territory. (1 photo)
Boreal Bluet (Enallagma boreale)
Many (dozens) single and in tandem. Also tenerals emerging that looked similar. (1 photo)
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Several adult males and females.
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Several males patrolling edge of pond.