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Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis, female

The following species of 13 Dragonflies & 2 Damselflies (Odonata) have been positively identified at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History. (Photos and/or other information are available by clicking on underlined common names below.)

We are just beginning our formal survey of Dragonfly and Damselfly species, so please check back later for the results of our work.

NOTE: If you have expertise in Dragonfly and Damselfly identification and would like to help survey the species at Hilton Pond Center, please contact us at RESEARCH

DRAGONFLIES (Anisoptera)
NOTE: Dragonflies typically hold all four wings in a horizontal position, NOT over their backs.

Petaluridae (Petaltail Family)

Aeshnidae (Darner Family)
Common Green Darner
Anax junius
Swamp Darner Epiaeschna heros

Gomphidae (Clubtail Family)

Cordulegastridae (Spiketail Family)

Macromiidae (Cruisers)

Corduliidae (Emeralds)
Prince Baskettail
Epitheca princeps
Common Baskettail Epitheca cynosura

Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Widow Skimmer
Libellula luctuosa
Common Whitetail Libellula lydia
Blue Corporal Libellula deplanata
Twelve-spotted Skimmer Libellula pulchella
Great Blue Skimmer Libellula vibrans
Yellow-legged Meadowhawk Sympetrum vicinum
Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera
Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis
Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis
(photo above)

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Ebony Jewelwing, Calopteryx maculata, female

At rest, Damselfies tend to hold all four wings in a vertical position over their backs.

Calopterygidae (Broad-winged Damsel Family)
Ebony Jewelwing
Calopteryx maculata
(male, photo above)

Lestidae (Spread-winged Damsel Family)
Swamp Spreadwing
Lestes vigilax

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