Maritime Dragonflies and Damselflies


Maritime Dragonflies and Damselflies

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

Members: 81
Latest Activity: Aug 4

Welcome to all Ode enthusiasts!

There are still Odonata on the wing as I write this on the morning of October 13th, 2010. Yesterday there were still at least two species active at home. Anyway, welcome to the group and let's see how we make out. I rather like this platform, even though it takes some getting used to. SVP ne pas se gêner s'il y a des questions en français aussi! By the way, images below are a Shadow Darner in flight (top) and an Autumn Meadowhawk (below), both of which should be on the wing until the end of October in NB...

Discussion Forum

Darner - Help needed. Fredericton, July 30.

Started by Danny O'Shea. Last reply by Danny O'Shea Aug 4. 6 Replies

Need help IDing this.  Might it be a Shadow, a Black-tipped; or something completely different....?…Continue

Familiar Bluet .July 3 8:22 am

Started by Laurie Grattan. Last reply by Burtha Jul 27. 4 Replies


Tags: NB., Neguac, field., back, Home

Heat kills ?

Started by Tony. Last reply by Joanne Savage Jul 13. 2 Replies

I spent all of yesterday July 11 2018 at Spednic Lake PNA, just west of McAdam.Perfect weather, full sun, no wind, high 20's.Unfortunately almost NO insects.Saw 1 butterfly - Dun SkipperCaught 1 male…Continue

Tags: Spreadwing, Emerald, Skimmer, Slaty

Cobra Clubtail (Gomphus vastus) Fredericton, June 27, 2018

Started by Danny O'Shea. Last reply by Laurie Grattan Jul 3. 13 Replies

I seem to find interesting stuff in the backyard.Checked out the Larch Swale today, as well as the trail on the other side of the highway, then the area behind the Forestry Centre.  Saw just a few…Continue

Species Account: The Azure Bluet / Agrion saupoudré (Enallagma aspersum)

Started by Denis A. Doucet. Last reply by Vicki Thomas Jun 28. 3 Replies

Azure Bluet / Agrion saupoudré(Enallagma aspersum) Adult size: 30-33 mmHabitat/Status: Generally uncommon and local in the Canadian Maritimes, this species occurs primarily in fishless waters,…Continue

Tags: Brunswick, Nouveau, Species, Account, New

Are these what I think they are? Lanthus vernalis

Started by Tony. Last reply by Stuart Tingley Jun 25. 12 Replies

Denis, Gilles, Stuart et al.length of female: 37mm…Continue

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Comment by Chris Adam on June 28, 2017 at 1:43pm

This predator got predated!

Comment by Nancy Mullin on June 9, 2017 at 2:12pm

Wow!  a great variety Derek!!  We are getting our species slowly, day by day...

Comment by Derek Bridgehouse on June 8, 2017 at 7:56pm

Today in Cumberland Co NS . the following are hilites of odes on the wing

I believe Dot tailed whiteface (f) with amber wings

Unidentified Damselfly ( help appreciated)

Female Gomphus descriptus ( Harpoon Clubtail)

Female W.fletcheri ( EBoghaunter)

Other odes were various Epitheca ssp, American Emerald , Racquet tailed Emerald , Hudsonian Whiteface , Sprintime Darner , Chalfronted Skimmer , 4Spotted Skimmer

Comment by Jimmy Dee on November 6, 2015 at 6:57pm

Wow nice Derek ... that would be a late record for sure.

Comment by Derek Grant on November 6, 2015 at 1:53pm

Just spotted a mosaic darner fly by the garage door.

Comment by Martin Turgeon on November 21, 2014 at 1:24pm

were can I get the list

Comment by Martin Turgeon on October 27, 2014 at 12:05pm

Richard did not keep and it was in 2011 but told me the 2 (etang) that it should be from from Richard Ce spécimen (2011) provient soit du platin des Albert le long des étangs ou du platin à P.E. Soucy le long de l'étang à Napoléon..

Comment by Martin Turgeon on October 27, 2014 at 12:51am

Richard viens de me dire il sont tous du Co.Madawaska il en a quelque un peut etre Enallagma laterale je lui reparle

Comment by Martin Turgeon on October 27, 2014 at 12:36am
Sympetrum corruptum? Madawaska
Sympetrum danae Restigouche
Sympetrum internum Madawaska
Sympetrum internum Carleton
Sympetrum internum Restigouche
Sympetrum obtrusum Northumberland
Sympetrum obtrusum Madawaska
Sympetrum sp. York
Sympetrum vicinum Madawaska
unidentified York
unidentified Restigouche



I gave more but same type

Comment by Martin Turgeon on October 27, 2014 at 12:34am
Aeshna canadensis Madawaska
Aeshna umbrosa Madawaska
Amphiagrion saucium Madawaska
Argia fumipennis Restigouche
Calopteryx aequabilis Madawaska
Cordulia shurtleffi York
Enallagma annexum Restigouche
Epitheca canis Madawaska
Epitheca canis York
Gomphus adelphus Madawaska
Gomphus borealis York
I gave to NBM

Ischnura verticalis Westmorland


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