Smoky Rubyspot Hetaerina titia (Drury, 1773)Extirpated  

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Hetaerina titia formerly occurred along sections of the Potomac, but evidently has not been recorded since the 1970s. A similar situation exists in Pennsylvania, where the species is also considered historic. Smoky Rubyspot is active late in the summer, from about August to October in this region. It often perches fairly high on vegetation overhanging the water, and appears to favor shaded sections of slower water over the riffles preferred by American Rubyspot (Paulson, 2011).

There are 5 records in the project database.

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A Smoky Rubyspot in Uvalde Co., Texas (7/25/2010). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Smoky Rubyspot in Uvalde Co., Texas (7/25/2010). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

No records for Maryland since the 1970s. Richard Orr notes records from Montgomery and Prince George's Co. (as well as D.C.). Photographed here in Hidalgo Co., Texas (12/2/2011). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)


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