Eastern Red Damsel Amphiagrion saucium (Burmeister, 1839)S3S4    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Amphiagrion   

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Eastern Red Damsel (Amphiagrion saucium) is a small, inconspicuous damselfly usually found around tiny seeps with an abundance of graminoid (grass-like) vegetation, and also sometimes occurs in bogs or marshes, in a similar grassy microhabitat (Paulson, 2011). This species is very widespread in Maryland, and also easily overlooked (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 142 records in the project database.

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An Eastern Red Damsel in Howard Co., Maryland (6/5/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Eastern Red Damsels in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Howard Co., Maryland (6/18/2016). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)

A male Eastern Red Damsel with prey in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). According to Richard, "This small population of Eastern Red Damsels was the first ever recorded from Allegany County." Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Eastern Red Damsel in Kent Co., Maryland (5/23/2022). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Eastern Red Damsel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/9/2020). (c) Rick Cheicante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2011). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Eastern Red Damsel in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/23/2007). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Eastern Red Damsel in Maryland (5/10/2021). (c) mcnod, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mcnod via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Eastern Red Damsel in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/5/2011). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/9/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Eastern Red Damsel in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/23/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Eastern Red Damsels mating in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/20/2022). (c) Nathaniel Schwartz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND). Photo by Nathaniel Schwartz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Eastern Red Damsel mating in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/10/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

Eastern Red Damsel in Maryland (6/22/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Eastern Red Damsel in Maryland (6/22/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Red Damsel in Kent Co., Maryland (5/31/2021). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)


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