Sunday, July 11, 2010

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk, originally uploaded by Tom Arbour.

The male eastern pond hawk is bluish while the female is grass green with black stripes on its abdomen. The two couldn't look any more different. Whenever I call out "female eastern pondhawk" as a dragon zips by, newbies are often amazed that I could tell it was a female. "How do you know it was a female?", they ask. For dragons that are sexually dichromatic, it's an easy giveaway. Tomorrow, I'll post a picture of the female eastern pondhawk.