Eastern Pondhawk, Female

Photo of an Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly, female

The eastern pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis, is in the large family of dragonflies called skimmers. Females and young males are green with black abdomen spots. The ovipositor (egg-laying organ) on this female is visible below the tip of her abdomen.

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