July 7, 2019 — Marquette County
Mecan River from the intersection of Y and JJ to just before the Electric Fish barrier at the Germania Marsh State Wildlife Area
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
A few singles and tandems observed.
Observed about 6 to 8 along the entire stretch of Mecan River paddled. Only one photographed.
Several were seen in a quiet bay off the main section of river. There were no lilypads. Several seen perching on patches of algae
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Came across a small feeding swarm of about 5 individuals.
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Many. Seemed to be one of the most abundant dragonflies along this stretch of river.
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
A few observed in quiet bay off the main river channel.
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Several, but not nearly as numerous as the Common Whitetail.
American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)
Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
Extremely abundant along entire stretch of river.
River Jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis)
Abundant, but less so than the ebony jewelwings.
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
Observed several in the section of river after HWY E.
Sedge Sprite (Nehalennia irene)
Netted and released
Observed in the grass at the take out near the fish barrier.
Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum)