Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) dragonflies are very common and
widespread in the eastern and central portion of the US and southern Canada.
It is also known as the Common Pondhawk and its abdomen ranges in color from
green to mostly blue in the males. The eastern pondhawk is active all year in
the south but is also common in the east. It is attracted to the borders of
ponds and makes a home of the water. This dragonfly is voracious, and they have
even been known to attack one another. The males are territorial and when compete
in an unusual circling competition when battling.Having four of these brilliantly
colored dragonflies with their wings moving independently will liven up any
Home or office. A beautiful natural display would be using silk horsetails and
other florials as the Eastern Pondhawk spends most of its time near a pond perching
on water plants and on the ground.
Eastern Pondhawk Dragonflies
Animated Video of the
Actual Fluttering and a Detailed Schematic: