Washington County

Total number of known species: 73

Total abundance of specimens in database: 690

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Species List known from county:

Species # Records Recent
Common Sanddragon 1 2017
Dragonhunter 9 2017
Green-faced Clubtail 1 2002
Midland Clubtail 3 2015
Cobra Clubtail 2 1996
Elusive Clubtail 2 2005
Russet-tipped Clubtail 2 2017
Arrow Clubtail 3 1995
Ashy Clubtail 3 1995
Lancet Clubtail 1 1992
Rapids Clubtail 2 2002
Unicorn Clubtail 3 2002
Black-shouldered Spinyleg 27 2017
Eastern Least Clubtail 3 1991
Springtime Darner 5 1995
Fawn Darner 14 1997
Common Green Darner 9 2017
Shadow Darner 3 1997
Green-striped Darner 1 1994
Arrowhead Spiketail 1 2015
Twin-spotted Spiketail 2 1995
Swift River Cruiser 28 2017
Allegheny River Cruiser 1 2003
Royal River Cruiser 2 2017
Stream Cruiser 1 1992
Umber Shadowdragon 1 1988
Stygian Shadowdragon 1 1996
Smoky Shadowdragon 3 1995
Prince Baskettail 13 2017
Common Baskettail 5 1995
Uhler’s Sundragon 1 2004
Eastern Amberwing 33 2017
Halloween Pennant 4 1994
Calico Pennant 2 2017
Banded Pennant 2 2017
Blue Corporal 1 2004
Widow Skimmer 26 2017
Spangled Skimmer 1 1991
Twelve-spotted Skimmer 4 1995
Slaty Skimmer 4 2017
Common Whitetail 24 2017
Ruby Meadowhawk 3 1994
Band-winged Meadowhawk 1 2002
Autumn Meadowhawk 30 2017
Blue Dasher 35 2017
Eastern Pondhawk 32 2017
Spot-winged Glider 2 1994
Wandering Glider 2 2017
Black Saddlebags 3 1995
Carolina Saddlebags 1 2017
Ebony Jewelwing 35 2017
American Rubyspot 25 2017
Smoky Rubyspot 1 1995
Great Spreadwing 1 1994
Elegant Spreadwing 2 2017
Slender Spreadwing 3 1994
Blue-fronted Dancer 35 2017
Violet Dancer 13 2017
Powdered Dancer 28 2017
Blue-ringed Dancer 6 2017
Blue-tipped Dancer 8 2017
Dusky Dancer 22 2017
Turquoise Bluet 2 1992
Skimming Bluet 5 2017
Orange Bluet 20 2017
Stream Bluet 24 2017
Familiar Bluet 34 2017
Double-striped Bluet 10 2017
Azure Bluet 2 1934
Westfall’s Slender Bluet 1 2017
Fragile Forktail 26 2017
Eastern Forktail 20 2017
Citrine Forktail 4 2017

Species found in surrounding counties, but yet to be reported: (possible county records to watch for)

Species County Recent
Gray Petaltail Athens 2017
Flag-tailed Spinyleg Athens 1953
Northern Pygmy Clubtail Athens 1988
Comet Darner Athens 1987
Swamp Darner Athens 1991
Lance-tipped Darner Athens 1979
Black-tipped Darner Athens 1994
Tiger Spiketail Athens 2005
Wabash River Cruiser Morgan 1982
Gilded River Cruiser Morgan 1995
Clamp-tipped Emerald Athens 1993
Incurvate Emerald Athens 1996
Painted Skimmer Athens 1993
Great Blue Skimmer Morgan 1960
Great Blue Skimmer Athens 2012
Blue-faced Meadowhawk Athens 1992
Dot-tailed Whiteface Morgan 2017
Amber-winged Spreadwing Athens 1995
Amber-winged Spreadwing Morgan 1960
Northern Spreadwing Athens 1996
Southern Spreadwing Athens 1993
Southern Spreadwing Noble 1975
Eastern Red Damsel Noble 1975
Eastern Red Damsel Morgan 1990
Eastern Red Damsel Athens 1993
Sphagnum Sprite Athens 1995
Aurora Damsel Morgan 1991
Aurora Damsel Monroe 1991
Aurora Damsel Noble 1992
Marsh Bluet Athens 1989
Rainbow Bluet Noble 1960
Lilypad Forktail Morgan 2017