I've been lax putting up current posts for this year's dragon hunting. Thus, I'll catch up by combining a few outings in one post.
May 15 at Lower Huron Metropark: I wanted to look for possible early Arrowhead Spiketails (Cordulegaster obliqua), but no luck for this species. However, I did find some other early odes for the season.
teneral male Ashy Clubtail (Gomphus lividus):
One of a few male baskettails (Epitheca sp.), this individual was closer to E. costalis than E. cynosura:
female Common Whitetail (Libellula lydia):
May 16 at UM-Dearborn: While doing a bird survey, several teneral Dot-tailed Whitefaces (Leucorrhinia intacta) were found along Jensen's Meadow.
May 23 at Willow Metropark: I thought Washago Pond may be a good area to search for Springtime Darner (Basiaeschna janata), but was wrong. However, I did find a nice variety of odes.
One of two male Familiar Bluets (Enallagma civile):
A coupled pair of Orange Bluets (Enallagma signatum):
An emerging dragonfly, possibly a Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia):
A male Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta) with wings that didn't unfold properly during eclosure:
One of six Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata):
Next up...late May...