Lilypad Forktail Ischnura kellicotti Williamson, 1898S3S4    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Ischnura   

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Lilypad Forktail (Ischnura kellicotti) is very closely associated with water lilies, and is seldom found away from ponds and lakes with this habitat present. Adults are usually found perching flat on lilypads, with the abdominal tip curved slightly down (Lam, 2004). In Maryland, this species is widely distributed, and is common on the coastal plain, while uncommon elsewhere in the state (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 132 records in the project database.

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A Lilypad Forktail in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/4/2020). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

A male Lilypad Forktail in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/26/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A male Lilypad Forktail in Chesterfield Co., South Carolina (5/5/2012). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A female Lilypad Forktail in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A female Lilypad Forktail in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/7/2020). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

Lilypad Forktail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/18/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

A female Lilypad Forktail in Richmond Co., North Carolina (5/5/2011). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A female Lilypad Forktail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/19/2009). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Lilypad Forktail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/12/2021). (c) staceych, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by staceych via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Lilypad Forktails in wheel position in Howard Co., Maryland (8/20/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Lilypad Forktail in Harford Co., Maryland (7/26/2015). (c) Rick Cheicante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

Lilypad Forktail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/28/2014). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Lilypad Forktail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/7/2020). (c) Lindsay D. Loyd, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Lindsay D. Loyd via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Lilypad Forktail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/7/2020). (c) Lindsay D. Loyd, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Lindsay D. Loyd via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Lilypad Forktail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/19/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Lilypad Forktail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/28/2019). (c) Tim Guida, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Guida via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Lilypad Forktail in Harford Co., Maryland (7/1/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Lilypad Forktail in Harford Co., Maryland (7/1/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Lilypad Forktail nymph in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/5/2018). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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