Eastern Pondhawk dragonflies (females, in flight)

A couple of female Eastern Pondhawk dragonflies (Erythemis simplicicollis) spotted in a meadow located at least 100 yards from the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. Notice that the Eastern Pondhawk flies with its fore-legs curled around the head, mid-legs tucked under the thorax, and hind legs extended straight out (toward the posterior end of the dragonfly) underneath the abdomen.

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