Habitats of North Carolina
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General Beaver Ponds and Semi-natural Impoundments
Habitat Overview Defining species include aquatic animals associated with open, shallow ponds. Currently,this group includes Odonates that are associated with beaver ponds -- probably the original habitat for this group -- but now also including borrow pits, old quarries, and farm ponds. The nymphs of these species dwell within the ponds themselves and the adults forage over the ponds or along the shorelines, where mating also takes place.

Species that make use of deep water lakes and reservoirs, coastal marshes, forested wetlands or ephemeral pools are treated in different habitats.

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Defining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankImperilment Score
Anax longipes - Comet Darner G5S41.00
Celithemis elisa - Calico Pennant G5S51.00
Celithemis fasciata - Banded Pennant G5S51.00
Celithemis ornata - Ornate Pennant G5S51.00
Celithemis verna - Double-ringed Pennant G5S3S41.08
Dythemis velox - Swift Setwing G5S4S51.00
Enallagma doubledayi - Atlantic Bluet G5S51.00
Enallagma geminatum - Skimming Bluet G5S51.00
Enallagma traviatum - Slender Bluet G5S51.00
Enallagma vesperum - Vesper Bluet G5S3S41.08
Epitheca costalis - Slender Baskettail G5S41.00
Epitheca cynosura - Common Baskettail G5S51.00
Ischnura kellicotti - Lilypad Forktail G5S41.00
Ladona deplanata - Blue Corporal G5S51.00
Lestes australis - Southern Spreadwing G5S51.00
Lestes inaequalis - Elegant Spreadwing G5S41.00
Libellula auripennis - Golden-winged Skimmer G5S51.00
Libellula cyanea - Spangled Skimmer G5S51.00
Libellula luctuosa - Widow Skimmer G5S51.00
Libellula pulchella - Twelve-spotted Skimmer G5S41.00
Nehalennia integricollis - Southern Sprite G5S3S41.08
Perithemis tenera - Eastern Amberwing G5S51.00
Sum: 22.24
Average of 22: 1.01

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Updated on 2020-01-08 14:35:10