Species Records by County: Muskingum Co.

As I try to get everything up and running, I will attempt to publish species/abundance lists for each county. This is an example page as I get more of the scripts working and access to more databases. These numbers and abundances are from the Ohio Odonata Society Database (current up to 2016), but I hope to get more compiled databases together.

I also wanted to start with my home county as an example, so here we have the lovely Muskingum county, home of the Y-bridge and many hardworking individuals.

Muskingum County is known for it’s unique Y-bridge and for once being the capital of Ohio, but you are sure to find some interesting Odonates if you search around the many waterways. Image courtesy of Chris Spring.

Muskingum County

Total number of species: 60

Total abundance of specimens in database: 444

Species List (Common names on right):

Aeshna constricta Lance-tipped Darner
Aeshna umbrosa Shadow Darner
Amphiagrion saucium Eastern Red Damsel
Anax junius Common Green Darner
Archilestes grandis Great Spreadwing
Argia apicalis Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia fumipennis violacea Violet Dancer
Argia sedula Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia tibialis Blue-tipped Dancer
Arigomphus villosipes Unicorn Clubtail
Basiaeschna janata Springtime Darner
Boyeria vinosa Fawn Darner
Calopteryx maculata Ebony Jewelwing
Celithemis elisa Calico Pennant
Celithemis eponina Halloween Pennant
Chromagrion conditum Aurora Damsel
Enallagma antennatum Rainbow Bluet
Enallagma aspersum Azure Bluet
Enallagma basidens Double-striped Bluet
Enallagma civile Familiar Bluet
Enallagma ebrium Marsh Bluet
Enallagma exsulans Stream Bluet
Enallagma geminatum Skimming Bluet
Enallagma signatum Orange Bluet
Enallagma traviatum westfalli Western Slender Bluet
Enallagma vesperum Vesper Bluet
Epiaeschna heros Swamp Darner
Epitheca cynosura Common Baskettail
Epitheca princeps Prince Baskettail
Erythemis simplicicollis Eastern Pondhawk
Gomphus exilis Lancet Clubtail
Gomphus fraternus Midland Clubtail
Gomphus lividus Ashy Clubtail
Gomphus vastus Cobra Clubtail
Hetaerina americana American Rubyspot
Ischnura posita Fragile Forktail
Ischnura verticalis Eastern Forktail
Lestes australis Southern Spreadwing
Lestes congener Spotted Spreadwing
Lestes dryas Emerald Spreadwing
Lestes eurinus Amber-winged Spreadwing
Lestes rectangularis Slender Spreadwing
Leucorrhinia intacta Dot-tailed Whiteface
Libellula cyanea Eastern Spangled Skimmer
Libellula luctuosa Widow Skimmer
Libellula pulchella Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Libellula semifasciata Painted Skimmer
Macromia i. illinoiensis Illinois River Cruiser
Macromia taeniolata Royal River Cruiser
Neurocordulia molesta Smoky Shadowdragon
Pachydiplax longipennis Blue Dasher
Perithemis tenera Eastern Amberwing
Plathemis lydia Common Whitetail
Stylurus spiniceps Arrow Clubtail
Sympetrum ambiguum Blue-faced Meadowhawk
Sympetrum obtrusum White-faced Meadowhawk
Sympetrum rubicundulum Ruby Meadowhawk
Sympetrum semicinctum Band-winged Meadowhawk
Sympetrum vicinum Autumn Meadowhawk
Tramea lacerata Black Saddlebags


So residents of Muskingum County (and visitors), have you seen any dragonflies and damselflies not on this list? Do you have a photo copy or specimen with date and precise location? If so, then you can contribute and make this list even more comprehensive! Please get in touch by sending an email to spring . 99 at osu . edu



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