Blue Corporal Ladona deplanata (Rambur, 1842)    Synonyms: Libellula deplanata.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Ladona   

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Blue Corporal (Ladona deplanata) is an often abundant early-season dragonfly, often one of the first species active in spring. This species has a wide range of habitats, from ponds and lakes to slower sections of creeks, and even ditches (Paulson, 2011). This corporal has been recorded from most counties in Maryland. It is particularly abundant on the coastal plain and the Blue Ridge section of Frederick Co., while it is uncommon elsewhere (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 304 records in the project database.

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A male Blue Corporal at Patuxent Research Refuge, Maryland (5/16/2009). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/9/2017). Photo by Andy Martin. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/22/2007). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/17/2021). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/18/2019). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal in Washington Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal in Washington Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A female Blue Corporal in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/20/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/16/2013). (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A fresh Blue Corporal in Howard Co., Maryland (4/21/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/18/2019). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A female Blue Corporal in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Determined by Steve Scholnick. Photo by Kye Jenkins. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Charles Co., Maryland (4/22/2018). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/1/2021). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/4/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/19/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/7/2020). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/8/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/24/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Immature Blue Corporal in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/11/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/17/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/25/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)


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