Claret Pondhawk (Erythemis mithroides)



TEXAS: Hidalgo Co; Santa Ana NWR, Willow Lakes - females - September 2021


TEXAS: Hidalgo Co; National Butterfly Center - immature female - August 2018







TEXAS: Hidalgo Co; Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Resaca Vieja Trail - males - 26 May 2012






TEXAS: Hidalgo Co; Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Resaca Vieja Trail - female - 26 May 2012


I was also able to get some wonderful comparison photos between Claret Pondhawks and two other pondhawk species that were flying at the same locale:  Eastern (Erythemis simplicicollis) and Pin-tailed (E. plebeja) Pondhawks

Claret (Erythemis mithroides) and Eastern (E. simplicicollis) Pondhawk males
TEXAS: Hidalgo Co; Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Resaca Vieja Trail - 26 May 2012


Claret (Erythemis mithroides) and Pin-tailed (E. plebeja) Pondhawk males
TEXAS: Hidalgo Co; Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Resaca Vieja Trail - 26 May 2012


Eastern (Erythemis simplicicollis), Claret (E. mithroides) and  Pin-tailed (E. plebeja) Pondhawk males
TEXAS: Hidalgo Co; Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Resaca Vieja Trail - 26 May 2012