Western Pondhawk

The male western pondhawk (Erythemis collocata) has a pruinose  (powdery) blue thorax and abdomen, a green face and dark blue eyes. A medium-sized dragonfly, western pondhawks perch on low or floating vegetation. This specimen was photographed along the Tule River (Shasta County CA).

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2 Responses to Western Pondhawk

  1. Mike Powell says:

    He looks a lot like our Eastern Pondhawk. I am going to have to do a little research to see how they differ.

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