Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Eastern Pondhawk is a widespread and easily recognized dragonfly. The male is blue (powdery blue in older males) with a green face and white claspers. Females and young males are bright green marked with black on the abdomen. Eastern Pondhawks are ferocious, attacking insects as large as themselves.
Eastern Pondhawk male
Size: 38-44 mm (1.5-1.7 in)
Habitat: ponds, lakes and slow streams
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, NM, CO, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: late May to mid September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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