Great Pondhawk (Erythemis vesiculosa)

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

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Norfolk, Nebraska
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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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