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: 80
Latest Activity: Jul 13

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

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

Familiar Bluet .July 3 8:22 am

Started by Laurie Grattan. Last reply by Gail Taylor Jul 5. 3 Replies


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

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

Some recent odes

Started by Jimmy Dee. Last reply by Jimmy Dee Jun 25. 10 Replies

Lifer for me is this Spine-crowned Clubtail seen in Sheffield June 15 2018. I was looking for Skillet Clubtails and thought this was .... Gilles B. ID'd it on iNat.…Continue

Tags: jd18d

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Comment by Denis A. Doucet on October 13, 2010 at 8:17am
Just trying out the comment wall...I guess you can insert hyperlinks such as this one (my web page home page): or insert a phot directly into the comment this way:

and then the web program automatically adds the html script...

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