Chalk-fronted Corporal Ladona julia (Uhler, 1857)S3 (Watch list)  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Libellulidae   >   Genus Ladona   

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Chalk-fronted Skimmer (Ladona julia) is an abundant northern skimmer, mostly restricted to higher elevations at the southern extreme of its range. This species breeds in ponds or lakes with mud bottoms, especially ones with acidic water (Paulson, 2011). This species is most common at mountain ponds in Garrett County but can also be found at a few ponds in the Catoctin Mountains of Frederick County. There are historic records from Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). it is ranked as S3 (watch list) in Maryland.

There are 30 records in the project database.

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A Chalk-fronted Corporal in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/23/2014). Photo by Tim Martin. (MBP list)

A male Chalk-fronted Corporal in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/9/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

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

A Chalk-fronted Corporal in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/18/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Chalk-fronted Corporal in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/14/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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