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Please confirm - male Great Pondhawk - Erythemis vesiculosa - female

Please confirm - male Great Pondhawk - Erythemis vesiculosa - Female
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
July 13, 2007
Size: Approximately 2"
I have compared this image to my file copies of Eastern Pond Hawks and, based on abdomen, eye color and similar comparisons, this is a male Great Pondhawk. Please confirm or otherwise advise.

Rod

Female
It's definitely a Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa), but it's a female. :-) The cerci on a male would be closer together and noticeably longer.

 
Confirmed Great Pondhawk
Nick,

Thanks for the confirmation. I did not focus on the cerci (other than to confirm it had one):-) but was being swayed on the male vs female question based on eye color. A closer look (8 x 10 print) confirms the eyes are closer to brown than green-gray. It's a female.

Rod Camper

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