Eastern Pondhawk

Erythemis simplicicollis

Eastern Pondhawk (male)


Eastern Pondhawk (female)



Eastern Pondhawk (immature male)



Eastern Pondhawk (immature male transitioning to mature)


Eastern Pondhawk  (Erythemis simplicicollis)




About 1.75 inches


Breeding habitat:


Ponds and lakes with flat vegetation


Adult habitat:


Around water or in grassy fields near water


Where they may be observed:


Gold Key Lake, Shohola Lake, Lake Lacawac, Conashaugh Lake

Interesting facts:


Very voracious. especially like to eat blackflies.  Will often follow people or larger animals and attack blackflies that are attracted to them.  Immature males have coloration and markings of females.