Wildlife Wednesday – The Eastern Pondhawk



It’s time for the Ohio Division of Wildlife‘s Wildlife Wednesday, featuring the eastern pondhawk! It might be one of the bravest hunters, but it’s not the largest. At 2 inches in length, the eastern pondhawk is considered a medium-sized dragonfly. Size is not the ultimate consideration when searching for prey, because the pondhawk can and will catch prey larger than itself. Even members of their own species might be food, as cannibalization has been documented.

 

Information courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources