The Dragonflies and Damselflies of North Carolina
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North Carolina's 187 Odonate species
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Amphiagrion saucium - Eastern Red Damsel
Argia apicalis - Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia bipunctulata - Seepage Dancer
Argia fumipennis - Variable Dancer
Argia moesta - Powdered Dancer
Argia sedula - Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia tibialis - Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia translata - Dusky Dancer
Chromagrion conditum - Aurora Damsel
Enallagma aspersum - Azure Bluet
Enallagma basidens - Double-striped Bluet
Enallagma civile - Familiar Bluet
Enallagma concisum - Cherry Bluet
Enallagma daeckii - Attenuated Bluet
Enallagma davisi - Sandhill Bluet
Enallagma divagans - Turquoise Bluet
Enallagma doubledayi - Atlantic Bluet
Enallagma dubium - Burgundy Bluet
Enallagma durum - Big Bluet
Enallagma exsulans - Stream Bluet
Enallagma geminatum - Skimming Bluet
Enallagma hageni - Hagen's Bluet
Enallagma minusculum - Little Bluet
Enallagma pallidum - Pale Bluet
Enallagma signatum - Orange Bluet
Enallagma sulcatum - Golden Bluet
Enallagma traviatum - Slender Bluet
Enallagma vesperum - Vesper Bluet
Enallagma weewa - Blackwater Bluet
Ischnura hastata - Citrine Forktail
Ischnura kellicotti - Lilypad Forktail
Ischnura posita - Fragile Forktail
Ischnura prognata - Furtive Forktail
Ischnura ramburii - Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura verticalis - Eastern Forktail
Nehalennia gracilis - Sphagnum Sprite
Nehalennia integricollis - Southern Sprite
Nehalennia irene - Sedge Sprite
Telebasis byersi - Duckweed Firetail
Number of records for 2019 = 0
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by Troy Hibbitt. 2009-06 Liberty County, FL
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Specimen known from Columbus County (generally presumed to be Lake Waccamaw), though this record does not show up in the list of specimens housed at the University of Florida, where all of Duncan Cuyler's specimens are housed. Paulson (2011), however, show a dot for southeastern NC in the range map in his book. This species is limited to the Gulf Coast region, from southern AL to central FL; the nearest population is northern FL.
Unknown in the state; can be very abundant in FL. It is possibly extirpated from the state, if it ever were positively documented from the state. Recent surveys for Golden Bluet along the shore of Lake Waccamaw have been negative for this species, though it is not 100% certain that the purported record came from this lake.
In FL, flies from February to November. The flight in NC is unknown.
Sand-bottomed lakes with lots of shore vegetation (including grasses and lilypads).
This, along with the Little Bluet, may be the most poorly known damselfly in NC. However, unlike the northern Little Bluet, it is more likely that a southern species of large natural sand-bottomed lakes (Florida) would be disjunct to NC, which does have such lakes in Bladen and Columbus counties. [Note that the Belle's Sanddragon and the Sandhill Clubtail also share this highly disjunct range from FL to sand-bottomed bay lakes in southeastern NC.] GA and SC have very few such sand-bottomed natural lakes. Because the whereabouts of the specimen(s) is not known, and thus there is no information about how recent the record is (assuming that it is a Golden Bluet), the NC Natural Heritage Program has moved its rank to SU (need more information to provide an accurate State Rank).
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