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DSA Update No. 4 – Preliminary Trip List

by Bryan on June 28th, 2010

Once again we slogged through bogs, waded into crystalline rivers and enjoyed the company of colleagues in the great pursuit of dragonflies. The Dragonfly Society of the Americas wrapped up its annual meeting in Orono, Maine, Sunday night. Some of us are heading north to Jackman (in the rain) for a post-meeting field trip that could include rare boreal species, such as Coenagrion interrogatum (Subarctic Bluet) and Somatochlora brevecincta (Quebec Emerald). That damselfly above is a Calopteryx aequabilis (River Jewelwing), a constant companion throughout this meeting. Highlights from Sunday included Mike Blust netting two Ophiogomphus howei (Pygmy Snaketail) from the Machias River and Hal White getting a female Somatochlora incurvata (Incurvate Emerald) from a small spruce bog. After our meeting and cookout Saturday, a few folks nabbed Neurocordulia yamaskanensis (Stygian Shadowdragon) from Pushaw Stream. During this meeting, many of us also got looks at black bear and moose. For a few more images and our preliminary species list

Here are some images. I’ve included a species list below.

Here’s our PRELIMINARY species list (92 species). It now includes reports from the pre-meeting field trip in and around Fryeburg and the post-meeting trip in and around Jackman.

Calopteryx aequabilis River Jewelwing
Calopteryx amata Superb Jewelwing
Calopteryx maculata Ebony Jewelwing
Lestes dryas Emerald Spreadwing
Lestes eurinus Amber-winged Spreadwing
Lestes inaequalis Elegant Spreadwing
Lestes forcipatus Sweetflag Spreadwing
Lestes rectangularis Slender Spreadwing
Lestes vigilax Swamp Spreadwing
Argia fumipennis Variable Dancer
Argia moesta Powdered Dancer
Chromagrion conditum Aurora Dancer
Coenagrion interrogatum
Coenagrion resolutum
Subarctic Bluet
Taiga Bluet
Enallagma aspersum Azure Bluet
Enallagma boreale Boreal Bluet
Enallagma civile Familiar Bluet
Enallagma ebrium Marsh Bluet
Enallagma exsulans Stream Bluet
Enallagma hageni Hagen’s Bluet
Enallagma minusculum Little Bluet
Enallagma signatum Orange Bluet
Enallagma vesperum Versper Bluet
Ischnura posita Fragile Forktail
Ischnura verticalis Eastern Forktail
Nehalennia gracilis Sphagnum Sprite
Nehalennia irene Sedge Sprite
Aeshna canadensis Canada Darner
Aeshna interrupta Variable Darner
Aeshna sitchensis Zigzag Darner
Aeshna subarctica Subarctic Darner
Aeshna tuberculifera Black-tipped Darner
Aeshna umbrosa Shadow Darner
Anax junius Common Green Darner
Basiaeschna janata Springtime Darner
Epiaeschna heros Swamp Darner
Gomphaeschna furcillata Harlequin Darner
Dromogomphus spinosus Blk.-should Spinyleg
Gomphus adelphus Mustached Clubtail
Gomphus borealis Beaverpond Clubtail
Gomphus descriptus Harpoon Clubtail
Gomphus exilis Lancet Clubtail
Gomphus spicatus Dusky Clubtail
Hagenius brevistylus Dragonhunter
Arigomphus villosipes Unicorn Clubtail
Arigomphus furcifer Lilypad Clubtail
Ophiogomphus anomalus Extra-striped Snaketail
Ophiogomphus aspersus Brook Snaketail
Ophiogomphus carolus Riffle Snaketail
Ophiogomphus howei Pygmy Snaketail
Ophiogomphus mainensis Maine Snaketail
Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis Rusty Snaketail
Progromphus obscurus Common Sanddragon
Stylogomphus albistylus Least Clubtail
Cordulegaster diastatops Delta-spotted Spiketail
Cordulegaster maculata Twin-spotted Spiketail
Didymops transversa Stream Cruiser
Macromia illinoiensis Illinois River Cruiser
Cordulla shurtleffii American Emerald
Dorocordulia libera Racket-tailed Emerald
Epitheca cynosura Common Baskettail
Epitheca princeps Prince Baskettail
Epitheca spinigera Spiny Baskettail
Helocordulia uhleri Uhler’s Sundragon
Neurocordulia yamaskanensis Stygian Shadowdragon
Somatochlora cingulata Lake Emerald
Somatochlora elongata Ski-tailed Emerald
Somatochlora forcipata Forcipate Emerald
Somatochlora franklini Delicate Emerald
Somatochlora incurvata Incurvate Emerald
Somatochlora kennedyi Kennedy’s Emerald
Somatochlora minor Ocellated Emerald
Somatochlora walshii Brush-tipped Emerald
Celithemis elisa
Celithemis martha
Calico Pennant
Martha’s Pennant
Erythemis simplicicollis Eastern Pondhawk
Leucorrhinia glacialis Crimson-ringed Whiteface
Leucorrhinia hudsonica Hudsonian Whiteface
Leucorrhinia intacta Dot-tailed Whiteface
Leucorrhinia proxima Red-waisted Whiteface
Ladona deplanata Blue Corporal
Ladona exusta White Corporal
Ladona julia Chalk-fronted Corporal
Libellula incesta Slaty Skimmer
Libellula cyanea Spangled Skimmer
Libellula lydia Common Whitetail
Libellula pulchella Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Libellula semifasciata Painted Skimmer
Libellula quadrimaculata Four-spotted Skimmer
Libellula vibrans Great Blue Skimmer
Nannothemis bella Elfin Skimmer
Sympetrum internum Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
Sympetrum obtrusum White-faced Meadowhawk
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  1. Wow! 65 folks!! That’s so super. And we Californian’s are drooling over River Jewelwings being your constant companions!….We tried to find them on our CalOdes Blitz this week in Trinity County, but they eluded us.

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