American Rubyspot

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
M: 1.6–1.8" F: 1.5–1.8" 5 Jun — 23 Oct
Uncommon
Gently flowing rivers w/ vegetation (especially willows) on banks; exposed (sunlit) riffles, avoids swift currents. Perches horizontally. Flies 12–20 inches above water.
American Rubyspot

Male
August 30, 2004
Wincopin Trail
June Tveekrem

American Rubyspot

Male
August 3, 2012
Patuxent Branch Trail
Allen Lewis

American Rubyspot

Male
August 13, 2015
David Force WMA
Linda Hunt

American Rubyspot (M closeup of wing bases)

Female & Male
June 24, 2013
David Force WMA
Bonnie Ott

American Rubyspot

Female
June 24, 2013
David Force WMA
Bonnie Ott

American Rubyspot

Female
June 24, 2013
David Force WMA
Bonnie Ott