Blue Dasher Pachydiplax longipennis (Burmeister, 1839)  Synonyms: Blue Pirate.

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Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) is a frequently abundant small libellulid of vegetated ponds, lakes, and marshes, or even slow-flowing creeks or rivers with some vegetation present. It often perches on plants or branches in fields or in forest openings to hunt small flying insects (Paulson, 2011). Blue Dasher ranges through Maryland, and has been recorded from every county (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 1,723 records in the project database.

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A Blue Dasher in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/10/2018). Verified by John and Jane Balaban/Bugguide. Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/31/2014). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/29/2013). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher found in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/29/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/7/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A male Blue Dasher in Wicomico Co., Maryland (6/3/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/27/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/27/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/19/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Harford Co., Maryland (8/13/2016). Photo by James Campbell. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/15/2018). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/30/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A male Blue Dasher in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/13/2010). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A female Blue Dasher in Howard Co., Maryland (6/14/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/19/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Blue Dasher in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/7/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Blue Dasher in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/1/2016). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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