Saturday, May 30, 2009

Three New Dragonflies in West Eugene Wetlands

During the past week, I have found three dragonflies at Sandpiper Pond that we have not found there before. This brings the number of Odonata species that have been seen at Sandpiper Pond to 36. They are all known from the Eugene area. The Spot-winged Glider is a migratory species and likely flew in from some distant place like the southwest United States. They were observed ovipositing, but we don't know if they successfully complete their life cycle in Oregon.

Pacific Clubtail

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Spot-winged Glider

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