11 June 2009

German Dragon Hunter

While looking for Kirtland's Warblers near Mio, Michigan on June 6th with a birding friend from Germany, I pulled out the net to snag a baskettail (Epitheca sp.) for ID while on a back road in Oscoda County.

After a couple tries I caught a male Beaverpond Baskettail (Epitheca canis) which was a new dragonfly for me and now a species documented in the county.

With this success, my friend asked to try out the net.
After a couple of swings...

...he also had a baskettail to show off.

Life is go dragonfly.