Trio of Dragonflies

Libellula pulchella12-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) male.
Plathemis lydiaCommon Whitetail (Plathemis lydia) male.
Erythemis simplicicollisEastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) male.

What’s up with all the males? They’re patrolling territory, in this case the ponds of Green-Wood, while females generally only show up to these sites when they want to mate. Otherwise the females are over the fields and meadows, at the edge of the woods, “across the river and through the trees”….

3 Responses to “Trio of Dragonflies”


  1. 1 Leslie Farragher August 20, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    You’ve got a great camera!

    • 2 mthew August 20, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      It’s a Canon SX50 HS. Lens is a so-called “super zoom” which I think is a pretty good compromise for not wanting to carry around a long lens (not to mention the $ saved).

      Of course, for every good shot, there’s usually multiple unusable ones.


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