Stream Cruiser Didymops transversa (Say, 1839)  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Macromiidae   >   Genus Didymops   


Stream Cruiser (Didymops transversa) is usually active as an adult relatively early in the odonate season, peaking before many other dragonfly species are active. The species mostly inhabits sandy streams and rivers, but also often at lakes or reservoirs, where they patrol a section of shore repeatedly. They often hunt for flying insects in grassy fields away from the immediate breeding habitat (Dunkle, 2000). Stream Cruiser is common in Maryland, and has been found in most counties (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 56 records in the project database.

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A Stream Cruiser in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/19/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Stream Cruiser in Howard Co., Maryland (5/1/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Stream Cruiser in Washington Co., Maryland (6/1/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Stream Cruiser in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/24/2016). Photo by Rose Anderson. (MBP list)

The nymph of a Stream Cruiser in the Crooked River, Maine (7/5/2012). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Stream Cruiser found in Chester Co., Virginia (4/12/2009). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Male and female Stream Cruisers in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/9/2017). Verified by William Edwards/BugGuide. Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

A Stream Cruiser devouring a bee in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/11/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

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