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Cannibalism - Erythemis simplicicollis - male

Cannibalism - Erythemis simplicicollis - Male
Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
July 1, 2006
This male Eastern Pondhawk had recently captured a female damselfly (species unknown).
I love photos like this which depict animal behavior.

Camera : Canon 20D
Lens : Canon 180 mm macro

Most would not recognize this greenish-blue form as a male, so nice job.

It is not officially cannibalism unless it was eating another pondhawk (which I have seen). Damsels are fair game for these aggressive dragons.

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