Photo by Melody

Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa)

Order: Odonata (oh-do-NAY-ta) (Info)
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Erythemis
Species: vesiculosa


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Norfolk, Nebraska
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Texas

By catbird8
Thumbnail #1 of Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa) by catbird8

By rabshear

Thumbnail #2 of Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa) by rabshear

Member Notes:

Positive catbird8 On Jul 23, 2007, catbird8 from Houston, TX wrote:

The picture is of a female Great Pondhawk, confirmed on the BugGuide site. Rod

Corrected - earlier posting of it being a male was in error. Rod

Edited - generally speaking, very difficult telling the male vs female. Eye coloration and shape of the cerci, with the latter being the best. As all dragonflies tend to have males and females in the same area, I watched for a week or more before getting a confirmed shot of a male.
Will not clutter the database with a picture. Rod

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