Young male pondhawk, I think newly emerged
Female Eastern Pondhawk
Mirror Pool WMA
Maplewood State Park
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
The Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the Common Pondhawk, is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to the eastern two-thirds of the United States and southern Ontario, Canada. The species is distinguished in that the female is bright green and the adult male has a blue abdomen with a green face and green and blue thorax.