Monday, August 11, 2008

Along the north shore of Stoco Lake ...

Steel Blue Cricket Hunter (Chlorion aerarium) on Narrowleaf Milkweed

Steel Blue Cricket Hunter on Joe-Pye Weed

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) on Joe-Pye Weed

The males of many species of dragonflies, such as the Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) in the photo above, develop a white bloom on the wings and abdomen.

A Female Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simpliciollis)

A couple of the many local species of meadowhawks (Sympetrum sp.). I'll try to get a more exact identification on these small ubiquitous dragonflies in the near future.