Eastern Ringtail dragonflies (males)

Eastern Ringtail dragonfly (Erpetogomphus designatus) is a new species on my life list of odonates.

The following photos show the first one that I spotted during a photowalk along the Potomac River at Riverbend Park. This individual is a male, as indicated by his terminal appendages.

An Eastern Ringtail dragonfly (Erpetogomphus designatus) spotted along the Potomac River at Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

04 AUG 2016 | Riverbend Park | Eastern Ringtail (male)

Like all male clubtail dragonflies, its hind wings are “indented” near the body; this distinctive field marker isn’t shown well by any of the photos in this gallery.

An Eastern Ringtail dragonfly (Erpetogomphus designatus) spotted along the Potomac River at Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

04 AUG 2016 | Riverbend Park | Eastern Ringtail (male)

Another male was spotted near the same location, one of several Eastern Ringtails seen perching either on or near the boat ramp at the park.

An Eastern Ringtail dragonfly (Erpetogomphus designatus) spotted along the Potomac River at Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male, perching in the obelisk position.

04 AUG 2016 | Riverbend Park | Eastern Ringtail (male)

I love a good head-tilt, or two!

An Eastern Ringtail dragonfly (Erpetogomphus designatus) spotted along the Potomac River at Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

04 AUG 2016 | Riverbend Park | Eastern Ringtail (male)

The last photo shows a male Eastern Ringtail perching on a grassy area alongside the boat ramp.

An Eastern Ringtail dragonfly (Erpetogomphus designatus) spotted along the Potomac River at Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

04 AUG 2016 | Riverbend Park | Eastern Ringtail (male)

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