Checklist of the Dragonflies & Damselflies for Patuxent
River Corridor from the North End of Jug Bay to South
End of Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
Dragonflies and Damselflies (ODONATA)
Check List for Patuxent River Corridor from the
North End of Jug Bay to South End of Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
(Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland)

DRAGONFLIES:

PETALTAILS: (Petaluridae)
Grey Petaltail (Tachopteryx thoreyi) ______________

CLUBTAILS (Gomphidae)
Unicorn Clubtail (Arigomphus villosipes)________        Black-shouldered Spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus)______
Lancet Clubtail (Gomphus exilis) ______________       Ashy Clubtail (Gomphus lividus)________________________
Sable Clubtail (Gomphus rogersi) _____________       Dragonhunter (Hagenius brevistylus)_____________________
Common Sanddragon (Progomphus obscurus)___      Russet-tipped Clubtail (Stylurus plagiatus)_________________

DARNERS (Aeshnidae)
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)___________      Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa) _______________________
Swamp Darner (Epiaeschna heros)_____________    Harlequin Darner (Gomphaeschna furcillata)_______________
Cyrano Darner (Nasiaeschna pentacantha)_______

SPIKETAILS (Cordulegastridae)
Twin-spotted Spiketail (Cordulegaster maculata)___    Brown Spiketail (Cordulegaster bilineata) __________________

CRUISERS (Macromiidae)
Stream Cruiser (Didymops transversa) __________     Georgia River Cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis georgina)_______

EMERALDS (Corduliidae)
Prince Baskettail (Epicordulia princeps)__________    Mocha Emerald (Somatochlora linearis)___________________
Clamp-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora tenebrosa)__

SKIMMERS (Libellulidae)
Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)______________      Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)___________________
Common Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)____      Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea)______________________
Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta)_______________     Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)_______________________
Common Whitetail (Libellula lydia)______________    Needham’s Skimmer (Libellula needhami)__________________
Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans)__________     Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)_____________________
Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)__________     Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea)____________________        
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)_________      Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)_________________
Carolina Saddlebag (Tramea carolina)__________      Black Saddlebag (Tramea lacerata)________________________


DAMSELFLIES:

BROAD-WINGED DAMSELS (Calopterygidae)
Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)_________

POND DAMSELS (Coenagrionidae)
Blue-tipped Dancer (Argia tibialis)______________      Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)__________________________
Big Bluet (Enallagma durum)__________________     Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum) ___________________
Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)____________      Slender Bluet (Enallagma traviatum)_______________________
Citrine Forktail (Ischnura hastata)_______________    Fragile Forktail (Ischnura posita posita)_____________________
Rambur’s Forktail (Ischnura ramburii)___________     Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)________________________


For additions or corrections please contact:

Richard Orr,  
5215 Durham Road East, Columbia, Maryland 21044,
(410) 730-7290
odonata457@comcast.net
www.marylandinsects.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonflyhunter/

Date of check list 31-May-2009