Dragonfly Predation

Michael Gochfeld gochfeld at eohsi.rutgers.edu
Sat Sep 19 07:57:20 EDT 1998

The Green or Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) regularly preys 
on medium to small butterflies.  I have often seen it with Cabbage 
Whites (our commonest butterflies), seldom with anything else (although 
the White butterfly would be much more conspicuous and would attract 
attention (both mine and the Dragonfly's).

Erythemis also eats other Odonates.  

M. Gochfeld 

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