A group for discussing all things related to Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies) of New Brunswick and the wider region, including ID, Q and A, natural history, photography, etc.
As things are winding down for the season but folks are still engaged in learning about insects, I thought it would be fun and useful to continue to post pictures and info on the over 130 species of Odonata we have here in the Maritimes to the group discussion page here, just to keep our learning fresh and evolving over the fall, winter and early spring, along with our continuing Autumn Meadowhawk contest (!).
In that regard, I hope others feel free to participate in this as well and add some of their own stuff. I know we can learn plenty from each other, even over the months when there is nothing "new" to be seen. I will personally try to post a couple a week over the next six or seven months and I hope that will be enough to keep the ball rolling and I would be thrilled if others added their own similar-type posts to the mix, but I don"t *expect* it of anyone, so please feel free to participate or not. SO, all that said, here is the first in what I hope will be a long, interactive and enjoyable series:
NB- For helpful ODONATA SPECIES ACCOUNTS, click on the link below:
Odonata Species accounts
Latest Activity: 19 hours ago
1. I found this pretty little one at McGraw Brook on June 21. As you can see it's a Whiteface..I've checked the wing patterns with Tony's diagrams and can't seem to figure out which it is. Thinking…Continue
Saw quite a few different odes in the Larch Swale area today including Common Whitetails, Racket-tailed Emerald, Delta-spotted Spiketail and a couple more that I am not sure of their ID. Is this a…Continue
June 21, 2017 - 1st day of summer - end of the rainy season hopefully, Found about a dozen newly emerged Cobra Clubtails. I had to view them from the car for a few minutes as it was raining. Rain…Continue
We had high winds and it rained most of the day. Finally cleared at 2pm and I drove over to Smith Lake...half lake half bog. Hope the Id's are correct.Racket-tailed Emerald - Dorocordulia libera -…Continue
Skillet Clubtail for Fathers Day. June 18, 2017. Sheffield.Gomphus ventricosusWere only a few I could find so the main herd hasn't emerged yet far as I know. The Cobras will be out in a week or less!…Continue
This extremely dark teneral darner with quite striking yellow and sky blue markings was spotted in a ditch beside a culvert on route 760, near Lake Utopia, June 18, 2017. JD and I have viewed many…Continue