Eastern Red Damsel Amphiagrion saucium (Burmeister, 1839)  

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Eastern Red Damsel (Amphiagrion saucium) is a small, inconspicuous damselfly usually found around tiny seeps with an abundance of graminoid (grass-like) vegetation, and also sometimes occurs in bogs or marshes, in a similar grassy microhabitat (Paulson, 2011). This species is very widespread in Maryland, and also easily overlooked (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 107 records in the project database.

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Eastern Red Damsels in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Howard Co., Maryland (6/5/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Howard Co., Maryland (6/18/2016). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)

A male Eastern Red Damsel with prey in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). According to Richard, "This small population of Eastern Red Damsels was the first ever recorded from Allegany County." Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/9/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/23/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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