Blue Dasher

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.


Blue Dasher
Pachydiplax longipennis
1.1-1.8" M-Jul
Abundant.
Habitat: Almost anything w/ water. Still or slow-moving weedy water. Often seen perched on tips of stems or twigs, sun or shade w/ lowered wings. May defend a feeding perch.
Blue Dasher (M)

Male
August 21, 2011
Rockburn Branch Park
Bonnie Ott

Blue Dasher (M)

Male
July 3, 2005
Fulton Schools
Richard Orr

Blue Dasher (M)

Male
July 28, 2012
Rockburn Branch Park
Annette Allor

Blue Dasher (male - emerging)

Male (emerging, with exuviae)
May 18, 2012
Woodmark
Mike McClure

Blue Dasher (F)

Female
July 31, 2005
Howard County
June Tveekrem

Blue Dasher (F)

Female
July 28, 2012
Rockburn Branch Park
Annette Allor

Blue Dasher (female - old)

Female (old)
June 3, 2012
Hugg-Thomas WMA
Bonnie Ott

Blue Dasher (female - emerging)

Female (emerging)
June 7, 2012
Woodmark
Mike McClure

Blue Dasher (females - emerging)

Females (emerging)
May 29, 2012
Woodmark
Mike McClure

Blue Dasher (exuviae)

Exuviae
June 20, 1998
Vantage Point, Columbia
Jo Solem