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Dragonfly in Ohio - Erythemis simplicicollis - male

Dragonfly in Ohio - Erythemis simplicicollis - Male
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
July 1, 2004
More fun with dragonflies!

Ohio Dragonfly
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) This is an adolescent male. Nice shot.

adolescent male
You guys amaze me!!!! I am struggling just to ID the dragonfly and then I come across this note about the adolescence.

How can you tell it is an adolescent?

You know that brings to mind that it might make life a lot easier for you docents/mentors if you published a small piece about how to tell the differences between species of a given insect. Right now I am looking at Dragonflies and trying to tell how you guys know one from the other and not sure if I looking at color morphs or truly different species.

You guys do great work! Keep it up.


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