Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly (mature male)

Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly (mature male)

The preceding photograph shows an Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly (Erythemis simplicicollis) spotted on the earthen dam at Hidden Pond, Meadowood Recreation Area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a mature adult male, as indicated by its coloration and terminal appendages. Blue pruinescence covers the dragonfly’s body completely when it is mature.

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 in a three-part series of photoblog posts illustrating color change in male Eastern Pondhawk dragonflies as they mature.

Copyright © 2013 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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