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: 76
Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

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

Hudsonian Whiteface

Started by Jimmy Dee. Last reply by Jimmy Dee 17 hours ago. 7 Replies

Finally FOS Ode for me! Hudsonian Whiteface, Rock Road, May 21, 2017. Saw a male and a female for sure. They are young. Were half a dozen there.Leucorrhinia hudsonicaFemale:…Continue

Tags: jd17d, hudsonica, Leucorrhinia, Whiteface, Hudsonian

May 19th, 2017: GAME ON!!

Started by Denis A. Doucet. Last reply by Derek Bridgehouse yesterday. 5 Replies

Taken a short while ago at MacLaren Pond, Fundy National Park. There were 12+, along with several mated pairs seen simultaneously! These are almost certainly migrants from the south:…Continue

AMERICAN RUBYSPOT (Male) - Mohannes Stream, Charlotte Co, NB October 7, 2016

Started by Gail Taylor. Last reply by Derek Bridgehouse Oct 17, 2016. 4 Replies

Took a drive to St. Stephen yesterday to an area we have wanted to check out this summer.  It was a glorious summer day here on October 7, 2016......absolutely amazing weather.   Driving in the car…Continue

Tags: jd16d, odonata, gt16d, americana, rubyspot

OCELLATED DARNER (Female) or possibly a FAWN DARNER ?? -- Piskahegan at Mulligan Brook, October 2, 2016

Started by Gail Taylor. Last reply by Gail Taylor Oct 6, 2016. 7 Replies

It could be possibly the last weekend of our great ODE season for 2016.  Our travels took us back up to Piskahegan one more time off Route 770 in Charlotte County.  We were looking for something…Continue

Tags: magaguadavic, charlotte, county, piskahegan, gt16d

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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

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on October 26, 2014 at 7:19pm

Still, I look at his "New England Bluet" and I am definitely intrigued. I do hope he has a specimen, because I cannot quite make out the claspers and I just had a long look at all the New Englands on Bug Guide and they can look a fair bit like Hagen's. Hmm. It would be great to get more info on that one!

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on October 26, 2014 at 7:11pm

In Richard's Dragonflies, the one ID'd as a Sympetrum costiferum (Saffron-winged Meadowhawk) is actually a Sympetrum vicinum male (Autumn Meadowhawk)

Comment by Denis A. Doucet on October 26, 2014 at 7:06pm

Also in the damselflies, I think the "Sweetflag Spreadwing" is actually a male Spotted Spreadwing.


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