Apr 1 - The Dragons are here!

Yes! We've had several reports now of Common Green Darners (Anax junius). Others will follow soon. Especially Forktails.

Odonata numbers begin to build in April. Not in the numbers we will see in May, but worth watching for. Here’s a map of Counties with observations in April. Darker where observations are in the last 5 years. Franklin and Montgomery are the clear leaders in number of April observations. Many counties (21) have only one or two observations. Notice counties that are white – no April observations. If your county isn’t pink, here’s your chance to make a mark.

Species Earliest
Flight Date
Observations
All Data
Observations
Recent Years
Migratory?
Spot-winged Glider
Pantala hymenaea
3-Apr 2 Yes
Blue Corporal
Ladona deplanata
5-Apr 67 42
Stream Cruiser
Didymops transversa
6-Apr 11 7
Uhler's Sundragon
Helocordulia uhleri
6-Apr 6 4
Common Baskettail
Epitheca cynosura
7-Apr 9 2
Eastern Forktail
Ischnura verticalis
8-Apr 138 112
Carolina Saddlebags
Tramea carolina
10-Apr 17 16 Yes
Blue Dasher
Pachydiplax longipennis
13-Apr 16 16
Common Whitetail
Plathemis lydia
13-Apr 20 16
Painted Skimmer
Libellula semifasciata
13-Apr 21 19
Springtime Darner
Basiaeschna janata
13-Apr 24 16
Southern Spreadwing
Lestes australis
13-Apr 19 15
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
14-Apr 10 10
Double-striped Bluet
Enallagma basidens
20-Apr 1
Ashy Clubtail
Phanogomphus lividus
20-Apr 2
Furtive Forktail
Ischnura prognata
20-Apr 2
Aurora Damsel
Chromagrion conditum
23-Apr 5 3
Dot-tailed Whiteface
Leucorrhinia intacta
24-Apr 3 2
Unicorn Clubtail
Arigomphus villosipes
25-Apr 1 Maybe
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
26-Apr 1 1
Black Saddlebags
Tramea lacerata
26-Apr 1 Yes
Midland Clubtail
Gomphurus fraternus
26-Apr 1
Twin-spotted Spiketail
Cordulegaster maculata
26-Apr 2 2
Beaverpond Baskettail
Epitheca canis
26-Apr 1 1
Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Libellula pulchella
27-Apr 1 Maybe
Lancet Clubtail
Phanogomphus exilis
27-Apr 1 1
Skimming Bluet
Enallagma geminatum
29-Apr 2 2
Azure Bluet
Enallagma aspersum
29-Apr 1 1
Red Saddlebags
Tramea onusta
29-Apr 1 1 Yes
Orange Bluet
Enallagma signatum
30-Apr 1 1
Rapids Clubtail
Phanogomphus quadricolor
30-Apr 1 1

Recall we have 4 species with March records - go back to the Mar 1 journal to see those.
https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/62466-mar-1-the-dragons-are-coming

Posted on 01 de abril de 2022, 01:39 AM by jimlem jimlem

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I will do my best, a big fan from Wood County. I may have saw one Odonata (no fooling) in late March, but it was in the distance and too quick for me to snap a picture.

Publicado por nnavarre quase 2 anos antes

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