Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Eastern Pondhawk is one of our most abundant and widespread dragonflies. Voracious predators, they are particularly fond of butterflies.
Granville Co., NC 4/27/08.
Durham Co., NC 8/19/12.
Washington Co., NC 6/21/06.
Durham Co., NC 6/21/09.
Females and immatures are green, adult males blue.
Harnett Co., NC 8/18/05.
This male is eating a fly.
Granville Co., NC 4/30/06.
They are fearsome predators, catching butterflies and many other kinds of insects. This one is eating a female Zabulon Skipper.
Caswell Co., NC 8/4/02.