Uhler's Sundragon Helocordulia uhleri (Selys, 1871)S3 (Watch list)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Corduliidae   >   Genus Helocordulia   

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Uhler's Sundragon (Helocordulia uhleri) is a small emerald of rocky streams and creeks, similar to Selys's Sundragon, but with orange basal spots on the wings. This dragonfly utilizes small, rocky brooks in forest to larger rivers, provided there is moderate current. The males fly beats up and along the banks at about knee-level (Paulson, 2011). In Maryland, this species has been recorded from the ridge-and-valley region, with an isolated record from central Maryland in the coastal plain (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). The species is on the watch list (ranked as S3).

There are 13 records in the project database.

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A Uhler's Sundragon found in Washington Co., Maryland (4/23/2010). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Uhler's Sundragon in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/26/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Uhler's Sundragon in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/3/2007). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Uhler's Sundragon in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/24/2004). This is the only record we're tracking for the state away from western Maryland. Photo by Glenn Corbiere. (MBP list)

A Uhler's Sundragon in Green Ridge SF, Maryland (4/30/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Uhler's Sundragon in Maryland (5/31/2013). (c) Rick Cheicante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

A Uhler's Sundragon in Cecil Co., Maryland (5/6/2021). First record for Cecil Co. and the Delmarva Peninsula. Photo by Hal White. (MBP list)

A Uhler's Sundragon in Cecil Co., Maryland (5/6/2021). First record for Cecil Co. and the Delmarva Peninsula. Photo by Hal White. (MBP list)

A Uhler's Sundragon in Green Ridge SF, Maryland (4/30/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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