Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly (male)

An Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly (Erythemis simplicicollis) spotted along the shore of Accotink Bay. This individual is a male, as indicated by its blue coloration and by the white “claspers” (terminal appendages) at the end of its abdomen. The male Eastern Pondhawk’s green face distinguishes it from other similar looking blue dragonflies.

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Habitat: Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge, a 1,200 acre preserve located at Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

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