Little Blue Dragonlet Erythrodiplax minuscula (Rambur, 1842)S1 (Highly state rare)  

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Little Blue Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax minuscula) is a very small skimmer species, mostly southern in distribution, but extending sporadically north of the usual range. This species may be irruptive some years. It usually breeds in shallow, vegetated lakes, ponds, and wetlands (Paulson, 2011). In Maryland, Little Blue Dragonlet has been recorded from half a dozen counties (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia), but is considered highly state rare (S1).

There are 52 records in the project database.

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A male Little Blue Dragonlet in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/15/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A female Little Blue Dragonlet in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/30/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A male Little Blue Dragonlet in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/25/2018). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

A Little Blue Dragonlet in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Little Blue Dragonlet in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/30/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Little Blue Dragonlet in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/24/2009). Highly state rare (S1). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

A Little Blue Dragonlet near Tampa Bay, Florida (5/17/2011). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A male Little Blue Dragonlet on blooming Northern Pitcher Plant in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/20/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Little Blue Dragonlet in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/20/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)


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