Index to Skidaway.net

Birds of Chatham County

Butterflies of Chatham County

Skippers of Chatham County

Chatham County, GA Odonata

The Damselflies and Dragonflies

 There are about 435 species of dragonflies and damselflies in North America. It would be a very uneducated guess at the number Chatham County hosts. 
Species Brief Annotation Thumbnails Skidaway

Damselflies

Ebony Jewelwing

Calopteryx maculata

7 July 2007, Sav-Ogeechee Canal (TM,RW)

7 July 2007, Sav-Ogeechee Canal, Chatham County, GA

       
Fragile Forktail

Ischnura posita

22 January 2008 (FC) - 30 May 2006 Skidaway Island (RW)

30 May 2006, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA 11 February 2008, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA     ü
Atlantic Bluet

Enallagma doubledayi

12 August 2007, Skidaway Island (RW) 12 Autust 2007, SNWR, Chatham County, GA       ü
Orange Bluet

Enallagma signatum

23 April 2008, Skidaway Island (FC) 23 April 2008, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA

Fitz Clarke

      ü
Citrine Forktail

Ischnura hastata

 

17 February 2008 - 8 September 2007 (RW)

22 August 2007, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA 8 September 2007, Liberty County, GA     ü
Duckweed Firetail

Telebasis byersi

Rare and local duckweed mats

3 September 2007 Skidaway Island (RW)

3 September, 2007, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA       ü
Rambur's Forktail

Ischnura ramburii

6 February 2008 (FC) - 30 August 2007

30 August 2007, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA 25 August 2007, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA

30 Agust 2007, Skidaway Ilsand, Chatham County, GA

  ü

Dragonflies

Common Green Darner

Anax junius

Common, flies year round, scarce in winter       ü
Two-striped Forceptail

Aphylla williamsoni

12 April 2008, Skidaway Island (RW)       ü
Common Baskettail

Epitheca cynosura

15 March 2008, Skidaway Island (FC) 17 March 2008, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA 17 March 2008, Skidaway Island, Chatham County, GA   ü
Common Whitetail

Plathemis lydia

  15 Sep 2007, Chatham County, GA     ü
Blue Corporal

Ladona deplanata

      ü
Needham's Skimmer

Libellula needhami

12 April 2008, Skidaway Island (FC)     ü
Roseate Skimmer

Orthemis ferruginea

      ü
Seaside Dragonlet

Erythrodiplax berenice

25 April 2008, Skidaway Island (FC)     ü
Eastern Amberwing

Perithemis tenera

9 April 2008, Skidaway Island (FC)     ü
Blue Dasher

Pachydiplax longipennis

21 March 2008, Skidaway Island (FC)     ü
Eastern Pondhawk

Erythemis simplicicollis

22 March 2008, Skidaway Island (FC)     ü
Wandering Glider

Pantala flavescens

 

Fitz Clarke

      ü
Carolina Saddlebags

Tramea carolina

2 April 2008, Skidaway Island (FC)       ü
Black Saddlebags

Tramea lacerata

4 April 2008, Skidaway Island (FC) Fitz Clarke       ü
Four-spotted Pennant

Brachymesia gravida

4 May 2008, Skidaway Island (FC)   ü
Halloween Pennant

Celithemis eponina

        ü
 
Contributors: Fitz Clarke (FC), Tim Miller (TM), Russ Wigh (RW)
 

Back to top

 
Here is an incomplete list of useful resources:
Books
Dragonflies through Binoculars, Dunkle, Sidney.  2000.  Oxford
Beginners Guide to Dragonflies, Nikula, Sones and Stokes.  2002.  Little, Brown
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and  the Southeast, Beaton, Giff.  2007
 
Web sites
www.giffbeaton.com/dragonflies.htm
Last updated: 08 February 2008                                                                                                                            Hit Counter