Blue Corporal Ladona deplanata (Rambur, 1842)  Synonyms: Libellula deplanata.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Ladona   

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Blue Corporal (Ladona deplanata) is an often abundant early-season dragonfly, often one of the first species active in spring. This species has a wide range of habitats, from ponds and lakes to slower sections of creeks, and even ditches (Paulson, 2011). This corporal has been recorded from most counties in Maryland. It is particularly abundant on the coastal plain and the Blue Ridge section of Frederick Co., while it is uncommon elsewhere (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 152 records in the project database.

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A male Blue Corporal at Patuxent Research Refuge, Maryland (5/16/2009). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

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

A Blue Corporal in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/9/2017). Photo by Andy Martin. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/22/2007). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal in Washington Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal in Washington Co., Maryland (5/26/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A female Blue Corporal in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/20/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A fresh Blue Corporal in Howard Co., Maryland (4/21/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A female Blue Corporal in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/26/2015). Determined by Steve Scholnick. Photo by Kye Jenkins. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/8/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Blue Corporal in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/24/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Immature Blue Corporal in Caroline Co., Maryland (4/11/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Blue Corporal in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/25/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)


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