Royal River Cruiser Macromia taeniolata Rambur, 1842S3 (Watch list)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Macromiidae   >   Genus Macromia   

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Royal River Cruiser (Macromia taeniolata) is the largest species of the genus in North America. This stately dragonfly is generally found along rivers and larger creeks, but may also sometimes breed in shallow lakes or reservoirs. The areas favored generally have relatively slow current (Paulson, 2011). Males patrol habitat along the banks most of the day (Dunkle, 2000). This species is recorded primarily from the piedmont and coastal plain regions of Maryland, with one additional county of the ridge-and-valley. It is ranked as S3 (watch list) in Maryland.

There are 32 records in the project database.

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Royal River Cruiser in Maryland (Date obscured). (c) dansmall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

A Royal River Cruiser in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/8/2015). Determined by Mark Shields, Tony Leukering, and Ken Allison via BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Royal River Cruiser in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/8/2015). Determined by Mark Shields, Tony Leukering, and Ken Allison via BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Royal River Cruiser in Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

Royal River Cruiser in Worcester Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Royal River Cruiser in Worcester Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Royal River Cruiser in Worcester Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Royal River Cruiser in Worcester Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Royal River Cruiser in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/17/2014). Determined by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Royal River Cruiser in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/17/2014). Determined by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Royal River Cruiser in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/17/2014). Determined by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)


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