North Louisiana Wildlife

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Male eastern pondhawk standing on a leaf

Did you know that eastern pondhawks can hunt insects their own size?

Eastern Pondhawks
a Glance

Mature female eastern pondhawk on cement

Key Features:

Eastern pondhawks are dragonflies with clear wings. Females and young males are green with black spots on their abdomens. Males turn blue as they mature.


Creeks, ditches, lakes, and ponds

nesting habits:

Eastern pondhawks lay 900 to 2100 eggs several times a day mid to late summer.

seasons eastern pondhawks are active in our area:

Spring, summer, fall


Butterflies, damselflies, dragonflies, and grasshoppers

hunting Behavior:

Eastern pondhawks hunt from the ground.

Commonly Confused With:

Western Pondhawks

Adult male eastern pondhawk on swamp water

Eastern pondhawks are often confused with western pondhawks because the males are blue and the females and immature males are green in both species.

Female eastern pondhawk standing on a blade of grass

Eastern pondhawks have slight constricted abdomens. Western pondhawks have tapered abdomens.

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