Wandering Glider

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.


Wandering Glider
Pantala flavescens
1.7-2.0" L-Apr – L-Oct
Common.
Habitat: Widespread migrant, usually seen hawking in open areas summer and fall; also still water. Infrequently perches vertically. Unwary when perched, otherwise difficult to capture.
Wandering Glider (M)

Male
July 22, 2006
Western Regional Park
June Tveekrem

Wandering Glider (M)

Male
July 25, 2012
Fox Chase
Bonnie Ott

Wandering Glider (M)

Male
July 25, 2012
West Friendship Park
Bonnie Ott

Wandering Glider (female - ovipositing)

Female (ovipositing)
May 31, 1997
Gateway Business Park
Bob Solem