Sunday, December 17, 2017

Great Pondhawk


Great Pondhawks are found from the south-central United States, southern Mississippi, and much of Florida south through Mexico and the West Indies, to Argentina. This was one of the few species we saw on our tour that was not new for me. I saw one in Long Key, Florida, on 2 April 2015. This one was at the small pond at Hacienda La Pacifica on 7 July 2017, I am surprised that the stigmata, the spots at the end of many dragonfly wings, are not green in this photo. I thought green stigmata were the benchmark for a Great Pondhawk. Dennis Paulson assures me that Great Pondhawk stigmata are, in fact, variable.

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