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Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern pondhawk, also known as the common pondhawk, is found in United States and southern Ontario and Quebec, Canada.

The eastern pondhawk is an athletic, swift-flying predator, able to catch damselflies and other insect prey on the wing. In between hunts it rests on vegetation, ready to take to the air if prey comes within sight. When newly emerged, the dragonflies at first hunt away from water.

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