Aurora Damsel Chromagrion conditum (Hagen in Selys, 1876)S3 (Watch list)  

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The Aurora Damsel (Chromagrion conditum) is atypical for a coenagrionid, and is the sole representative of its genus. It is found at habitats with clear, not turbid, water, including ponds, beaverponds, at vegetated slow streams, and often in bogs or wooded swamps. This species often holds its wings partly open in a similar manner to a spreadwing, and has a distinctive yellow spot on the side of the thorax (Paulson, 2011). In Maryland, it is considered uncommon, but occurs widely (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and District of Columbia). It is on the watch list (S3) for Maryland.

There are 85 records in the project database.

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Breeding Aurora Damsels found in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Aurora Damsel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/23/2014). Photo by Tim Martin. (MBP list)

A male Aurora Damsel in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/26/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Aurora Damsel in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Aurora Damsels in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/15/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A male Aurora Damsel in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A female Aurora Damsel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/12/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A male Aurora Damsel in Howard Co., Maryland (5/31/1997). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

A teneral Aurora Damsel in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/7/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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