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Common Name: Dragonfly
Record#: 5019
Date Sighted: 2018-06-09 #Seen: 6
User#: Ejordan07
View full size photo of Dragonfly in Glennifer Lake, Alberta, CanadaSite Description: Boat storage area along lake
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Common Name: American Bluets
Record#: 4979
Date Sighted: 2017-07-07 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of American Bluets in Bedford, Nova Scotia , CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: Dragonfly
Record#: 4528
Location: Batavia, NY, USA
Date Sighted: 2016-04-07 #Seen: 3
User#: GFouquet
View full size photo of Dragonfly in Batavia, NY, USASite Description:
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Common Name: Autumn Meadowhawk
Species: Sympetrum vicinum
Record#: 4430
Date Sighted: 2015-11-02 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Autumn Meadowhawk in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Near Sandy Lake
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Common Name: Autumn Meadowhawk
Species: Sympetrum vicinum
Record#: 4310
Date Sighted: 2015-10-24 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Autumn Meadowhawk in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Species: Sympetrum semicinctum semicinctum
Record#: 4309
Date Sighted: 2015-10-05 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Eastern Band-winged Meadowhawk in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: Autumn Meadowhawk
Species: Sympetrum vicinum
Record#: 4432
Date Sighted: 2015-09-28 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Autumn Meadowhawk in Waverly, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: MacDonald Park
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Common Name: Meadowhawks
Record#: 4445
Date Sighted: 2015-09-21 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Meadowhawks in Spryfield, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: McIntosh Run Trail
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Species: Libellula pulchella
Record#: 4311
Date Sighted: 2015-08-31 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: Black-Tipped Darner
Species: Aeshna tuberculifera
Record#: 4259
Date Sighted: 2015-08-28 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Black-Tipped Darner in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Species: Calopteryx maculata
Record#: 4214
Date Sighted: 2015-07-13 #Seen: 5
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Forest near small stream
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Common Name: Shadow Darner
Species: Aeshna umbrosa
Record#: 3851
Date Sighted: 2014-10-09 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Shadow Darner in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Species: Libellula lydia
Record#: 3735
Date Sighted: 2014-07-18 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Small pond
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Common Name: White Corporal
Species: Ladona exusta
Record#: 3707
Date Sighted: 2014-06-23 #Seen: 5
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of White Corporal in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: Dragonfly
Record#: 3621
Date Sighted: 2014-05-13 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
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Common Name: Red Rock Skimmer
Species: Paltothemis lineatipes
Record#: 3327
Location: Tempe, Arizona, USA
Date Sighted: 2013-10-31 #Seen: 1
User#: firefly
View full size photo of Red Rock Skimmer in Tempe, Arizona, USASite Description:
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Common Name: Autumn Meadowhawk
Species: Sympetrum vicinum
Record#: 3345
Date Sighted: 2013-10-26 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Autumn Meadowhawk in Sprfield, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Along McIntosh Trail.
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Common Name: Autumn Meadowhawk
Species: Sympetrum vicinum
Record#: 3343
Date Sighted: 2013-10-21 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Autumn Meadowhawk in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
Comment : I think the brown color is a faded red.


 
Common Name: Autumn Meadowhawk
Species: Sympetrum vicinum
Record#: 3344
Date Sighted: 2013-10-21 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Autumn Meadowhawk in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: Violet Dancer
Species: Argia fumipennis violacea
Record#: 3124
Date Sighted: 2013-07-16 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Violet Dancer in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Jack lake bog area.
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Common Name: Bluet Damselfly
Record#: 3125
Date Sighted: 2013-07-15 #Seen: 5
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Bluet Damselfly in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: McIntosh trail system, near lake.
Comment : about 4cm long


 
Common Name: Jewelwing Damselfly
Record#: 3126
Date Sighted: 2013-07-15 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Jewelwing Damselfly in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: McIntosh trail, near river
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Common Name: Baskettails
Record#: 3001
View full size photo of Baskettails in Cole Harbour Heritiage Trail, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Common Name: Uhler's Sundragon
Species: Helocordulia uhleri
Record#: 2699
Location: Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Sighted: 2013-06-04 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Uhler's Sundragon in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Species: Epitheca canis
Record#: 2197
Date Sighted: 2013-05-14 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Beaverpond Baskettail in Spryfield, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
Comment : First dragonfly sightings of the spring. Body about 4cm long.


 
Common Name: Dragonfly
Record#: 2124
Date Sighted: 2013-05-01 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Sandy Lake
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Common Name: Dragonfly
Record#: 1579
Date Sighted: 2012-10-20 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
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Common Name: Autumn Meadowhawk
Species: Sympetrum vicinum
Record#: 1591
Date Sighted: 2012-10-15 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Autumn Meadowhawk in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Species: Sympetrum semicinctum
Record#: 1531
Date Sighted: 2012-09-18 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Band-winged Meadowhawk in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: McIntosh Trail, woods and river .
Comment : Distinguished by the brown band extending out from the hindwing, and red/brown on wing tips. Probably a Eastern Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum semicinctum)


 
Common Name: Shadow Darner
Species: Aeshna umbrosa
Record#: 1484
View full size photo of Shadow Darner in Lewis Lake Provincial Park, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
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Species: Libellula pulchella
Record#: 1407
Date Sighted: 2012-07-20 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Twelve-spotted Skimmer in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: McIntosh Run Trail
Comment : Near large pond and woods


 
Species: Calopteryx maculata
Record#: 1408
Date Sighted: 2012-07-20 #Seen: 4
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: McIntosh Run Trail
Comment : This one is a male, they have metallic blue-green bodies and black wings.


 
Species: Calopteryx maculata
Record#: 1409
Date Sighted: 2012-07-20 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: McIntosh Run Trail
Comment : This one is a female,they have dull brown/black bodies and browish wings and glistening white spots near wing tip


 
Common Name: Meadowhawks
Record#: 1442
Date Sighted: 2012-07-20 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Meadowhawks in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Lakes, ponds, woods of McIntosh Run trial
Comment : Two dragonflies mating, one is red and the other green/yellow.


 
Common Name: Calico Pennant
Species: Celithemis elisa
Record#: 1396
Date Sighted: 2012-07-10 #Seen: 4
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Calico Pennant in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Pond, lake, woods, meadows, First Chain Lake
Comment : Males have red heart-shaped triangle markings on the dorsal side of the abdomen, females are more yellow/orange.Wings have red areas on the tip, middle,and one large area close to the body.


 
Common Name: Calico Pennant
Species: Celithemis elisa
Record#: 1397
Date Sighted: 2012-07-10 #Seen: 4
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Calico Pennant in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Pond, lake, woods, meadows, First Chain Lake
Comment : This one is a femaile, more orange/yellow color on abdomen, males are red.


 
Common Name: White Corporal
Species: Ladona exusta
Record#: 1380
Date Sighted: 2012-06-21 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of White Corporal in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Lakes and ponds. First Chain Lake
Comment : Similar to common whitetail but lacks large wing band.


 
Species: Libellula quadrimaculata
Record#: 1352
Date Sighted: 2012-06-14 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Four-spotted Skimmer in Fairview, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Small pond.
Comment : Golden brown colour and the four spots on the wings


 
Common Name: White Corporal
Species: Ladona exusta
Record#: 1383
Date Sighted: 2012-06-11 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of White Corporal in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: McDonald Park, forest and lakes.
Comment : This is an immature male.


 
Common Name: Damselfly
Record#: 1445
Date Sighted: 2012-06-02 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Damselfly in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Spotted at MacDonald park, near Muddy Pond
Comment : Dull brown body with some yellow/brown spots, couldn't determine species.


 
Common Name: Blue-eyed Darner
Species: Rhionaeschna multicolor
Record#: 1325
Date Sighted: 2012-05-19 #Seen: 1
User#: tnight
Site Description: Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
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Common Name: Dragonfly
Record#: 1321
Date Sighted: 2012-05-18 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Small marshy area next to Spryfield wave pool.
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Common Name: Autumn Meadowhawk
Species: Sympetrum vicinum
Record#: 1114
Date Sighted: 2011-09-07 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Autumn Meadowhawk in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Lake's and bogs on Minister's Trail.
Comment : Probably a cardinal meadowhawk from the red body and eyes. Very common throughout Nova Scotia. Was about 7cm long.


 
Common Name: Variable Darner
Species: Aeshna interrupta
Record#: 691
Date Sighted: 2011-08-21 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Variable Darner in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Suburban neighborhood, lake and pond not too far away.
Comment : Very large, about 8cm long. This one has yellow/green variable color blothches, I guess that's why it's named 'variable'.


 
Common Name: Slaty Skimmer
Species: Libellula incesta
Record#: 668
Date Sighted: 2011-07-28 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Slaty Skimmer in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Next to papermill lake, forested area and grassy meadow.
Comment : Dark blue body and black head. Fair size, body about 5-6cm long


 
Species: Calopteryx maculata
Record#: 610
Date Sighted: 2011-07-22 #Seen: 3
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Small stream in Blue Mountain Wilderness area.
Comment : Female is usually a darker brown-black (male green or blue), black wings have a white pseudostigma on the wing tips, males lack the white tip.


 
Species: Calopteryx maculata
Record#: 611
Date Sighted: 2011-07-22 #Seen: 2
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Small stream in Blue Mountain wilderness area.
Comment : The iridescent greenish (or bluish) body color and plain black wings makes it a male.


 
Species: Libellula lydia
Record#: 543
View full size photo of Common Whitetail Dragonfly in Dollar Lake Provincial Park, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Small pond next to Dollar Lake
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Common Name: Northern Bluet
Species: Enallagma cyathigerum
Record#: 523
Date Sighted: 2011-06-20 #Seen: 10
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Northern Bluet in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
Comment : Also called Common Blue Damselfly


 
Record#: 524
Date Sighted: 2011-06-20 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Spreadwing Damselfly in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description:
Comment : As the name implies, spreadwing damselflies rest them at an angle away from their bodies. Looks black and silver in the photo, very thin.


 
Species: Sympetrum semicinctum
Record#: 1113
Date Sighted: 2010-09-07 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Band-winged Meadowhawk in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Lake's and bogs on Minister's Trail.
Comment : Was about 7cm long.


 
Common Name: Black-Tipped Darner
Species: Aeshna tuberculifera
Record#: 331
Date Sighted: 2010-08-27 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Black-Tipped Darner in Bedford, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Residential neighborhood near small pond, common there.
Comment : Very large, about 7-8cm long. Looks like blue eyes in photo, with blue markings on thorax. did not find much said of this dragon fly in NS? Also called Black-tipped Darner I think


 
Common Name: Climber Dragonfly
Species: Neurocordulia yamaskanensis
Record#: 228
Date Sighted: 2010-07-10 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Climber Dragonfly in Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Bog and forests, trail next to 102 hwy
Comment : Not totally sure on id, not sure they live in NS. yellow spots along side of thorax. About 5cm long. Transparent wings, yellow gold near base of wings.


 
Species: Libellula lydia
Record#: 418
Date Sighted: 2010-06-30 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Common Whitetail Dragonfly in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Along rocky trail near Sandy Lake and 102 hwy. Surrounded by woods.
Comment : Also called Long-tailed Skimmer. Large white body is male, females are brown. Brownish-black bands on its otherwise translucent wings


 
Species: Anax junius
Record#: 245
Date Sighted: 2010-06-20 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Common Green Darner Dragonfly in New Ross, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Next to lake Lawson on Ross Farm Nature Trail
Comment : Well camoflauged on green mossy boulder. Huge, 10cm wingspan, about 8cm long body


 
Species: Libellula lydia
Record#: 419
Date Sighted: 2010-06-18 #Seen: 1
User#: JUNPonline
View full size photo of Common Whitetail Dragonfly in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, CanadaSite Description: Near Sandy Lake, rocky trails along woods near 102 highway
Comment : This is an immature male, the white on the body is just starting to become visible and the wing pattern the same as adult. Females have similar body but different wing patterns.


 
Common Name: Bluet Damselfly
Record#: 492
Date Sighted: 2007-06-16 #Seen: 50
User#: aptk_2000
View full size photo of Bluet Damselfly in Eielson AFB, Alaska, USASite Description: Small fond set in northern forest
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Species: Libellula lydia
Record#: 1945
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Comment : Jogging along this trail saw a dragonfly with clear wings and 4 block spots. may have been a common whitetail.


 
Common Name: Calico Pennant
Species: Celithemis elisa
Record#: 3135
Date Sighted: 2004-05-23 #Seen: 1
View full size photo of Calico Pennant in Wheatley, Ontario, CanadaSite Description: Goron Woods – Wet Hickory/Oak forest and adjacent sandy meadow.
Comment : Wind gusting 74; rain; low 15; high 27.


 
Common Name: Widow Skimmer
Species: Libellula luctuosa
Record#: 2460
Date Sighted: 2003-07-08 #Seen: 1
View full size photo of Widow Skimmer in Wheatley, Ontario, CanadaSite Description: Goron Woods - Wet Hickory/Oak forest and adjacent sandy meadow.
Comment : Wind east 50 km/h; wet; low 20; high 30.


 
Species: Dromogomphus spinosus
Record#: 2445
Date Sighted: 2003-06-26 #Seen: 1
View full size photo of Black-shouldered Spinyleg in Killarney, Ontario, CanadaSite Description: Robinson Island, Beaverstone Bay
Comment : Emerging fom nymph. Wind west 30; low 15; high 21.


 
Common Name: Swift River Cruiser
Species: Macromia illinoiensis
Record#: 2446
Date Sighted: 2003-06-26 #Seen: 1
View full size photo of Swift River Cruiser in Killarney, Ontario, CanadaSite Description: Robinson Island, Beaverstone Bay
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Common Name: Swift River Cruiser
Species: Macromia illinoiensis
Record#: 2447
Date Sighted: 2003-06-26 #Seen: 50
View full size photo of Swift River Cruiser in Killarney, Ontario, CanadaSite Description: Robinson Island, Beaverstone Bay
Comment : Over 50 freshly emerged, hanging on to dead pine limbs. Wind west 30; low 15; high 21.


 
Species: Dromogomphus spinosus
Record#: 2444
Date Sighted: 2003-06-22 #Seen: 1
View full size photo of Black-shouldered Spinyleg in Killarney, Ontario, CanadaSite Description: Robinson Island, Beaverstone Bay
Comment : Wind west 30; low 17; high 26.


 
Species: Libellula lydia
Record#: 2426
Date Sighted: 2003-06-17 #Seen: 1
View full size photo of Common Whitetail Dragonfly in Wheatley, Ontario, CanadaSite Description: Goron Woods - Wet Hickory/Oak forest and adjacent sandy meadow.
Comment : Female in strawberry. Wind east 20; low 17; high 27.