E.collocata, Female Western Pondhawk
Photo and comments by Pete Moulton,
This is Erythemis collocata, photographed near the 91st Avenue Cobble Ponds. These dragonflies are strongly dimorphic and the males don't look nearly this cool. A small dragonfly, a bit over 1.5 inches long, they make up for small size by being very aggressive. They can take other dragonflies.
Copyright Pete Moulton, 2002