Pawnee Prairie Park, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, June 9, 2006

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Last Updated 9 June 2006

 

 

Right and Background: A recently emerged Illinois River Cruiser.  This dragonfly was hanging from vegetation in a wooded area and had not yet attained adult coloring - its eyes will turn a brilliant emerald green when it is mature (Left - a mature Illinois River Cruiser - picture scanned a few years ago using a specimen from this same location).  

 There was a mature adult male patrolling Cowskin Creek and an adult female ovipositing there, so the Macromia illinoisensis season appears to be just beginning.  (Odonata: Anisoptera: Corduliidae)

 

 

 

 

 

Below: A Delaware Skipper (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae).  This skipper has uniformly light orange underwings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right: Another skipper species, a Juvenal's Duskywing.

 

Other butterflies seen included a Question Mark.  Dragonflies seen included male and female Plathemis lydia (Common Whitetail).