The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Erythemis simplicicollis.
Abdomen: Has a noticeably large / oversized abdomen.
Daytime: Typically seen during daylight / daytime hours.
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Waterborne: Is commonnly found near water or water sources.
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.
The Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
blue   green   emerald   transparent   six-legged   summer   daytime   winged   wings   flying   eyes   abdomen   water   pond   garden   green   white   large
The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
1.57 inches (40 mm)
1.77 inches (45 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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