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The eastern pondhawk (erythemis simplicicollis) is a dragonfly that can be found throughout the United States and Canada east of the Rockies. Look for them around ponds, lakes, ditches, and slow moving streams and rivers.
The slaty skimmer (libellula incesta) is a dragonfly that can be found throughout eastern North America. Look for them around ponds or slow moving streams or rivers with muddy bottoms, often near wooded areas.
The gray-green clubtail dragonfly (arigomphus pallidus) is a dragonfly that can be found throughout the southeastern United States. Look for them around streams, ponds and lakes with sandy bottoms.