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).