Dragonflies & Damselflies of Howard County Maryland

Dragonflies & Damselflies of Howard County

Photo Guide to Howard County Odonates


  • BROAD-WINGED DAMSELS
  • Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
  • American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana)
  • SPREADWINGS
  • Great Spreadwing (Archilestes grandis)
  • Spotted Spreadwing (Lestes congener)
  • Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis)
  • Amber-winged Spreadwing (Lestes eurinus)
  • Sweetflag Spreadwing (Lestes forcipatus)
  • Elegant Spreadwing (Lestes inequalis)
  • Slender Spreadwing (Lestes rectangularis)
  • Swamp Spreadwing (Lestes vigilax)
  • POND DAMSELS
  • Eastern Red Damsel (Amphiagrion saucium)
  • Blue-fronted Dancer (Argia apicalis)
  • Seepage Dancer (Argia bipunctulata)
  • Violet Dancer (Argia fumipennis violacea)
  • Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta)
  • Blue-tipped Dancer (Argia tibialis)
  • Dusky Dancer (Argia translata)
  • Aurora Damsel (Chromagrion conditum)
  • Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum)
  • Double-striped Bluet (Enallagma basidens)
  • Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
  • Turquoise Bluet (Enallagma divagans)
  • Stream Bluet (Enallagma exsulans)
  • Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum)
  • Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
  • Slender Bluet (Enallagma traviatum)
  • Vesper Bluet (Enallagma vesperum)
  • Citrine Forktail (Ischnura hastata)
  • Lilypad Forktail (Ischnura kellicotti)
  • Fragile Forktail (Ischnura posita posita)
  • Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
  • Sphagnum Sprite (Hehalennia gracilis)
  • Sedge Sprite (Nehalennia irene)
  • PETALTAILS
  • Gray Petaltail (Tachopteryx thoreyi)
  • DARNERS
  • Black-tipped Darner (Aeshna tuberculifera)
  • Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa)
  • Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
  • Comet Darner (Anax longipes)
  • Springtime Darner (Basiaeschna janata)
  • Fawn Darner (Boyeria vinosa)
  • Swamp Darner (Epiaeschna heros)
  • Cyrano Darner (Nasiaeschna pentacantha)
  • CLUBTAILS
  • Unicorn Clubtail (Arigomphus villosipes)
  • Black-shouldered Spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus)
  • Eastern Ringtail (Erpetogomphus designatus)
  • Cobra Clubtail (Gomphurus vastus)
  • Dragonhunter (Hagenius brevistylus)
  • Appalachian Snaketail (Ophiogomphus incurvatus)
  • Common Sanddragon (Progomphus obscurus)
  • Lancet Clubtail (Phanogomphus exilis)
  • Ashy Clubtail (Phanogomphus lividus)
  • Rapids Clubtail (Phanogomphus quadricolor)
  • Eastern Least Clubtail (Stylogomphus albistylus)
  • Laura's Clubtail (Stylurus laurae)
  • Arrow Clubtail (Stylurus spiniceps)
  • SPIKETAILS
  • Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata)
  • Tiger Spiketail (Cordulegaster erronea)
  • Twin-spotted Spiketail (Cordulegaster maculata)
  • CRUISERS
  • Stream Cruiser (Didymops transversa)
  • Swift River Cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis)
    Illinois River Cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis illinoiensis)
    Georgia River Cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis georgina)
  • EMERALDS
  • Prince Baskettail (Epicordulia princeps)
  • Umber Shadowdragon Neurocordulia obsoleta
  • Mocha Emerald (Somatochlora linearis)
  • Clamp-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora tenebrosa)
  • Slender Baskettail (Tetragonuria costalis)
  • Common Baskettail (Tetragonuria cynosura)
  • SKIMMERS
  • Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
  • Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)
  • Banded Pennant (Celithemis fasciata)
  • Common Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
  • Blue Corporal (Ladona deplanata)
  • Golden-winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis)
  • Bar-winged Skimmer (Libellula axilena)
  • Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea)
  • Yellow-sided Skimmer (Libellula flavida)
  • Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta)
  • Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
  • Needhams's Skimmer (Libellula needhami)
  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
  • Painted Skimmer (Libellula semifasciata)
  • Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans)
  • Hyacinth Glider (Miathyria marcella)
  • Roseate Skimmer (Orthemis ferruginea)
  • Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
  • Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
  • Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea)
  • Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)
  • Common Whitetail (Plathymis lydia)
  • Blue-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum ambiguum)
  • White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
  • Ruby Meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum)
  • Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum)
  • Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
  • Carolina Saddlebags (Tramea carolina)
  • Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
  • Red-mantled Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)

Compilers: Bob & Jo Solem

       

Recommended Reading

  • Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East by Dennis Paulson
    ISBN 978-0-691-12283-0 pbk
  • Damselflies of the Northeast by Ed Lam
    ISBN 0-9754015-0-5 pbk
  • Dragonflies & Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast by Giff Breton
    ISBN 13-978-0-8203-2795-2 pbk
  • A Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts by Blair Nikula, Jennifer L. Lose, Matthew R. Burne pbk
  • STOKES Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies by Blair Nikula & Jackie Sones
    ISBN 0-316-81679-5 pbk
  • Dragonflies through Binoculars by Sidney W. Dunkle ISBN 0-19-511268-7 pbk
  • Selected Howard County Odonates
    [Pictorial guide to 24 common odonates]
  • Howard County Odonate Phenograms
    [Earliest and latest dates, and phenograms of all species seen in Howard County]
    Updated through 2016

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