Selys' Sundragon Helocordulia selysii (Hagen in Selys, 1878)Threatened (MD)  -  S2 (State rare)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Corduliidae   >   Genus Helocordulia   

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Selys's Sundragon (Helocordulia selysii) is an uncommon, early-season corduliid which breeds in small streams in wooded areas through much of the southeast. Maryland is near the northern limit of its range. Selys's Sundragon flies in April in Maryland, and is probably finished by the middle of May. In Maryland, the species is known from Caroline Co., on the eastern shore, and from three coastal plain counties on the western shore (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). It is considered threatened in Maryland, and has been assigned a rank of S2 (state rare).

There are 22 records in the project database.

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A male Selys' Sundragon in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/18/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Selys' Sundragon in Caroline County, Maryland (4/17/2011). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A male Selys' Sundragon in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/15/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A female Selys' Sundragon in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/15/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A female Selys' Sundragon in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/15/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A male Selys' Sundragon in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/15/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Selys' Sundragon in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/26/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

Selys' Sundragon in Maryland (4/15/2011). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Selys' Sundragon in Maryland (4/22/2018). (c) Rick Cheicante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

Selys' Sundragon in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/20/2021). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rborchelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Selys' Sundragon in Maryland (4/17/2011). (c) Mike Ostrowski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Selys' Sundragon in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/20/2021). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rborchelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Selys' Sundragon in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/20/2021). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rborchelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Selys' Sundragon in Maryland (4/15/2011). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)


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