Lestes dryas male
At some point, I'm going to have to finish up the Odes of Washtenaw County, seeing that there really is no reason not to, other than inertia. Today was a good visit to one of my favorite Odonata sites, Embury Road over in Lyndon Twp., on the NW corner of the county. That particular area is wonderfully diverse, with Tamarack bogs, cattail marshes, small fens, seeps, deciduous woods, streams and small lakes. Marjorie accompanied me today, and caught the first dragonfly of the day along the roadside, which turned out to be an Epitheca cynosura.
We saw a lot of activity, and the only dragonfly that we could not catch was a Tramea onusta (pretty sure on that) that stayed about 20 feet high before it finally flew off.
Here's a list of what we saw and or caught:
Cordulegaster maculata (near stream)
Argia fumipennis violacea
Twenty species isn't bad!