Common Sanddragon Progomphus obscurus (Rambur, 1842)S3 (Watch list)  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Gomphidae   >   Genus Progomphus   

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The Common Sanddragon (Progomphus obscurus) is strongly tied to sandy streams and rivers. It is the most widespread North American representative of the genus Progomphus, which is far more diverse in the neotropics (Paulson, 2011). This species is widely distributed through the piedmont and coastal plain regions, but is generally uncommon where it occurs (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). It is ranked as S3 (a watch list species) in Maryland.

There are 228 records in the project database.

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A Common Sanddragon in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/10/2012) Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Common Sanddragon in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/25/2007). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Common Sanddragon in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/20/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Common Sanddragon in Howard Co., Maryland (7/23/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Common Sanddragon in Howard Co., Maryland (7/23/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Common Sanddragon in Howard Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Common Sanddragon emerging from exuvia in Howard Co., Maryland (6/2/2016). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Common Sanddragon emerging in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/15/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Common Sanddragon emerging in Howard Co., Maryland (6/1/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

The cast skin of a Common Sanddragon in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/23/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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