Female Eastern Pondhawks (Erythemis simplicicollis) have a bright green thorax and a yellow-and-black abdomen. The males have a less intense green thorax and a blue abdomen, developing white pruinosity as they mature.
Male Blue Dashers look quite similar, being distinguished by a black striped thorax.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Insects
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Anisoptera, Blue Dasher, Dragonfly, Erythemis simplicicoll, Odonata