Notes on the Odonates of NC
129 records
Common Name County Date Observer(s) Number Comments Record Type
1 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-09-29 John Petranka 1 Brumley Forest Preserve, North side of Hwy. NC 10 at silo pond. - Male. Sight
2 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-09-20 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt 1 Brumley Forest Preserve, North side of Hwy. NC 10 at silo pond. - Male. Photo
3 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-08-16 B. Bockhahn 10 OCMO Sight
4 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-07-25 John Petranka 1 New Hope Creek at Falls of New Hope neighborhood Park. - Male. Sight
5 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-07-19 John Petranka 15 Brumley Forest Preserve, South side of Hwy. NC 10. Mostly around the pond. - Mostly males. Sight
6 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-07-18 John Petranka. 10 Brumley Forest Preserve. Stony Creek on the North side of Hwy. NC 10. - Both sexes. Sight
7 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-07-17 John Petranka 1 Small garden pond in Falls of New Hope neighborhood. - Male. Sight
8 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-07-08 Jan Hansen & Susan Blackford 30 Meadow View Road pond. - Abundant around the margins of the pond. Sight
9 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-07-08 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt. 5 Along East and West Forks of the Eno River. Confluence Natural Area off of Highland Farm Rd.. - Both sexes. Sight
10 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-07-05 Jan Hansen 1 Brumley Forest Preserve, North side of Hwy 10, Silo Pond. Sight
11 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-07-01 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt. 15 Johnston Mill Preserve. Along power line corridor. - Both sexes. Sight
12 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-06-30 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt. 5 Gold Park, Hillsborough. At stormwater retention pond. - Both sexes. Sight
13 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-06-09 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt. 10 Brumley Forest Preserve, North side of Hwy. NC 10 at silo pond. - Males. Sight
14 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-06-04 R Emmitt 8 May's pond (Mike May's sister) Sight
15 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-05-31 R Emmitt 6 Emmitt neighborhood Sight
16 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-05-26 R Emmitt 5 Brumley Forest along hwy 10 Sight
17 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-05-22 Richard Stickney 2 Occoneechee Mountain SP Sight
18 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-05-14 R Emmitt 12 Occoneechee Ponds Sight
19 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-05-14 R Emmitt 4 Brumley Forest Sight
20 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-05-04 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt. 5 Brumley Forest Preserve, South side of Hwy. NC 10. - Both sexes. Sight
21 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-05-02 R Emmitt 6 ENRI Cole Mill Access Sight
22 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-04-27 John Petranka 1 Brumley Forest Preserve, North side of Hwy. NC 10. Along Stony Creek and at silo pond. - Female. Photo
23 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2018-04-20 Mike Turner 1 Chapel Hill, NC; Booker Creek above Martin Luther King Blvd. Sight
24 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2017-06-05 Richard Stickney 2 Occoneechee Mountain SP Sight
25 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2017-05-11 John Petranka 5 Brumley Forest Preserve, South side of Hwy. NC 10. Main pond. - Males. Sight
26 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2017-05-10 Harry LeGrand, Roger Shaw 1 Eno River State Park -- Fews Ford Section Sight
27 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2017-05-06 Mike TUrner 2 Occoneechee Mt. SNA Sight
28 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2017-04-11 Mike Turner 2 Chapel Hill Sight
29 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-08-29 John Petranka 5 Eno River State Park Pleasant Green Access. Males. Photo. Photo
30 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-08-21 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt 1 Jones Creek Greenway south of Morris Grove Elementary School. Female. Sight. Sight
31 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-08-12 Mike Turner 10 Mason Farm Biological Reserve Sight
32 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-08-12 Mike Turner 2 N.C. Botanical Garden Sight
33 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-08-10 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt 10 Gold Park, Hillsborough. At stormwater retention pond. Males. Sight. Sight
34 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-08-08 John Petranka 10 Brumley Forest Preserve, South side of Hwy. NC 10. Main pond. Both sexes. Photo. Photo
35 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-08-01 John Petranka 2 New Hope Creek at Falls of New Hope neighborhood Park. 1 male, 1 female. Sight. Sight
36 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-07-29 Mike Turner 1 Morgan Creek; 35.89083, -79.04980 Sight
37 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-07-29 Mike Turner 1 UT to Obie Creek; 35.87685, -79.06166 Sight
38 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-07-23 John Petranka 10 Stormwater Retention Pond at UNC Hospital Hillsborough Campus Waterstone Drive. By sight with binoculars. Sight
39 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-07-22 Mike Turner 2 Bolin Creek watershed; Chapel Hill, NC Sight
40 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-07-16 John Petranka 10 Blackwood Farm Park pond. Mostly males. Sight. Sight
41 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-06-04 John Petranka 10 Brumley Forest Preserve, Triangle Land Conservancy Preserve. North side of Hwy. NC 10. Sight. Sight
42 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-06-01 John Petranka 10 Brumley Forest Preserve, Triangle Land Conservancy Preserve. Near main pond on south side of Hwy. NC 10. Both sexes. Sight. Sight
43 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-05-16 John Petranka 3 Brumley Forest Preserve, Triangle Land Conservancy Preserve. North side of Hwy. NC 10. Silo pond. Sight. Sight
44 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-05-14 John Petranka 10 Brumley Forest Preserve, Triangle Land Conservancy Preserve. Near main pond on south side of Hwy. NC 10. Males at pond, females on roads. Photo. Photo
45 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-05-08 John Petranka 5 Blackwood Farm Park pond. Sight. Sight
46 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-04-22 Mike Turner 1 Occoneechee Mt. SNA Sight
47 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-04-10 John Petranka 1 Eno River State Park Cole Mill section along Bobbit Hole Trail near county line. Female. Sight
48 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-04-08 John Petranka 1 Eno River State Park along Laurel Bluff Trail. Male. Sight. Sight
49 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-04-08 Mike Turner 1 Occoneechee Mt. SNA Sight
50 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2016-04-07 John Petranka 2 New Hope Creek in Duke Forest just upstream from Old Erwin Road. Females. Photo. Photo
51 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2015-08-08 Mike Turner 10 N.C. Botanical Garden Sight
52 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2015-05-30 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt 5 Lake Michael Park near Graham, NC. Sight
53 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2015-05-12 John Petranka 11 Gold Park, Hillsborough. Stormwater retention pond. - 8 males, 3 females Photo
54 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2015-05-05 John Petranka 5 Duke Forest Korstian Division. Along New Hope Creek near the confluence of Pine Mountain Creek. - 2 Males, 3 Females Photo
55 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2015-05-02 T. DeSantis 1 ENRI Sight
56 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2015-04-28 John Petranka 1 Mount Sinai Road, marshy area/power line clearing opposite Duke Forest gate #23. - Male. Sight
57 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2015-04-24 John Petranka 3 Johnston Mill Preserve, along New Hope Creek at powerlines. - 2 females; 1 male transitioning to pruinescent abdomen. Sight
58 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2015-04-23 John Petranka 1 New Hope Creek at Falls of New Hope neighborhood park, Falls Drive. - Female. Photo
59 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2015-04-23 John Petranka 2 Duke Forest Korstian Division. Concrete Rd., between its junction with Wooden Bridge Rd and Gate 23. - 1 immature male, 1 female. Sight
60 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2015-04-22 John Petranka 1 New Hope Creek at Falls of New Hope neighborhood park, Falls Drive. - Female. Photo
61 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2014-08-16 John Petranka 10 Cane Creek Reservoir - Along reservoir shore Sight
62 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2014-06-07 k. nealson 2 ENRI - cabelands access road Sight
63 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2014-05-31 Mike Turner 10 Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area - upper and lower pond Sight
64 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2014-05-03 k. nealson 4 ENRI - near field next to eno quarry Sight
65 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2014-04-26 John Petranka 1 Duke Forest Eno Division. Along gravel road off of New Hope Church Road gate 28. - Female. Photo
66 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2013-07-16 Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Edith Tatum 1 odeing at Occoneechee Mountain Sight
67 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2013-07-16 Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn, Edith Tatum 2 odeing at Gold Park Sight
68 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2013-07-11 B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger, E. Tatum 3 OCMO Sight
69 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2013-07-04 R Emmitt 3 Oconeechee ponds Sight
70 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2013-06-29 Mike Turner 13 Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area Sight
71 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2013-06-22 Mike Turner 8 Occoneechee Mt. SNA Sight
72 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2013-06-15 R Emmitt 4 Emmitt Estate Sight
73 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2013-05-27 R Emmitt 2 Emmitt Estate Sight
74 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2013-05-22 B. Bockhahn 1 ENRI Sight
75 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2012-09-14 k.nealson 2 seen under power line on MST trail near pleasant green - males; seemed to be fighting over territory Sight
76 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2012-07-09 Randy Emmitt, Erik Svensson 8 Eno River SP at Cole Mill and Occoneechee State Preserve - both Sight
77 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2011-05-30 R Emmitt 3 Johnson Mill Preserve on New Hope Creek Sight
78 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2010-08-08 R. Emmitt 5 Little River Park Sight
79 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2010-06-05 R. Emmitt 15 Emmitt Estate and High Field Sight
80 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2010-06-01 R. Emmitt 10 Occoneechee ponds Sight
81 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2010-05-14 R. Emmitt 8 High Field/ North Fork of Little River Sight
82 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2010-05-09 R. Emmitt R. Rittmaster 15 Eno River State Park Sight
83 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2009-08-16 R. Emmitt M. Millard 20 High Field Sight
84 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2009-07-24 R. Emmitt 25 Emmitt Estate and pond nearby Sight
85 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2009-07-02 E. Corey 6 ENRI - Pleasant Green Access - mostly males Sight
86 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2009-06-13 R. Emmitt 12 Ayrmont Park in Hillsborough Sight
87 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2009-06-11 R. Emmitt 40+ Emmitt Estate and pond nearby Sight
88 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2009-06-04 R. Emmitt 6 Tree Frog Nursery Sight
89 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2008-07-16 Jeffrey Pippen 3 Duke Forest Blackwood Division Sight
90 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2008-07-09 Jeffrey Pippen 2 Duke Forest Blackwood Division Sight
91 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2008-06-13 E. Corey 3 ENRI - observed at powerline cut off of Dumont Road Sight
92 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2008-05-29 Jeffrey Pippen 2 Duke Forest Blackwood Division Sight
93 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2008-05-22 Jeffrey Pippen 3 Duke Forest Blackwood Division Sight
94 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2008-05-15 Jeffrey Pippen 3 Duke Forest Blackwood Division Sight
95 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2008-05-10 R. Emmitt 5 Emmitt Pond Sight
96 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2008-04-18 R. Emmitt 1 Emmitt Pond Sight
97 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2007-06-02 R Emmitt, R Rittmaster 1 Eno River State Park, Buckquarter tract Sight
98 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2007-05-27 Emmitt 12 Emmitt pond Sight
99 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2006-08-05 C. Greiner 1 OCMO - dragonfly hike. Sight
100 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2006-05-29 C. Ammon 1 ENRI - Female. Powerline form loop trail to quarry-OCMO. 16:45. Sight
101 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2006-04-28 Dorothy E. Pugh 1 ENRI - Juvenile seen at Bobbitt's Hole Sight
102 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2006-03-31 R Emmitt, 2 Emmitt Estate Sight
103 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2005-07-10 C. Ammon 1 ENRI - Pleasant Green Access. 12:30. Sight
104 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2003-06-22 P. Coin 6 OCMO Sight
105 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2003-06-21 R. Emmitt 4 OCMO Sight
106 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2003-06-08 J. Rose 0 OCMO - only one, female in the long grass Sight
107 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2003-05-29 Jeffrey Pippen 10 ENRI - Seen at Few's Ford. Sight
108 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2002-07-31 H. Geiser K. Bagy 1 ENRI - One female observed perched on a rock in the sun in the river, approx. 1 ft deep, just above the Few's Ford "falls." The time was 11:30 am and the temperature 89 F. Sight
109 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2002-07-30 K. Bagy 1 ENRI - One male observed flying over the river at Bobbit's Hole. The time observed was 14:30 pm and the temperature was 95 F. Sight
110 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2002-07-30 H. Geiser 1 ENRI - One male observed on the trail between Few's Ford and the Suspension Bridge perched on a stick in a decid. forest habitat. Sight
111 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2002-07-22 K. Bagy H. Geiser 2 OCMO - One male and one female observed perched on tall grasses in a field-like habitat on the powerline strip where it meets the river. The time observed was 14:00 pm and the temperature was 93 F. Sight
112 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2002-07-22 H. Geiser K. Bagy 4 OCMO - Three males observed perching and flying. One female observed laying eggs. All were observed at the lower pond. The time observed was between 14:30 pm and the temperature was 93 F. Sight
113 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2002-07-10 H. Geiser K. Bagy 8 OCMO - Eight males/females obsereved perching and flying in both a pond habitat and field habitat at the upper pond. The temperature was 94 F and the times observed were between 15:00 pm and 16:00 pm. Sight
114 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2002-07-05 K. Bagy H. Geiser 6 ENRI - Six females observed perching on tall grasses and bushes along the Cabe Lands Trail in a decid. forest habitat. The time observed was 13:00 pm and the temperature was 90 F. Sight
115 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2002-05-02 B. Bockhahn 36 OCMO - 30 males and 6 females Sight
116 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2002-04-16 C. Bockhahn 1 OCMO - female in woods Sight
117 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2001-08-09 B. Bockhahn 2 OCMO - 1 male and 1 female at ponds Sight
118 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2001-06-28 B. Bockhahn 9 OCMO - 8 males and 1 female at ponds Sight
119 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2001-06-01 C. Bockhahn 1 OCMO - male near residence Sight
120 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2001-05-10 C. Bockhahn 2 OCMO Sight
121 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2001-04-11 B. Bockhahn 1 OCMO - female in field behind ponds, 85 F Sight
122 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 2000-06-13 B. Bockhahn 3 OCMO - adult males patrolling Sight
123 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 1966-06-16 Grier HJ 1 University L, male=1 Collect
124 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 1966-06-13 Grier HJ 2 University L, male=2 Collect
125 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 1966-05-07 Paulson DR & ML 4 pond at Finley's Golf Course, Chapel Hill, male=3, female=1 Collect
126 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 1966-05-01 Paulson DR & ML 1 Duke Forest, female=1 Collect
127 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange 1965-04-30 Paulson DR & ML 2 Duke Forest W of Piney Mt, female=2 Collect
128 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange ? Duncan Cuyler 1 Donnelly, T.W. 2004. Distribution of North American Odonata. Part I, Part II and Part III d
129 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Orange ? Paulson DR 1 (University L) larva coll. on 1965 2 12 - emerged 27 Mar male= 1 Collect