Great Pondhawk Dragonfly (Erythemis vesiculosa)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Great Pondhawk Dragonfly (Erythemis vesiculosa)

Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa)

New to my buggy lifelist. Dragonflies are predatory in both adult and larval stages. Leave some taller, dry plant debris from your Florida native plants as perches. This species tends to fly low to the ground.

Diet: insects, aquatic larvae such as mosquitoes

Learn: http://www.odonatacentral.org/index.php/FieldGuideAction.get/id/46983

Adult Key to the Odonate Families of Florida: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in632

Shown on Florida native plant: PILLPOD SANDMAT (Euphorbia hirta)

My take:

http://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/a-dozen-dragonflies/

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