Duckweed Firetail Telebasis byersi Westfall, 1957S1 (Highly state rare)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Telebasis   


Duckweed Firetail (Telebasis byersi) is found through much of the southeastern coastal plain in wetlands with abundant duckweed. Maryland appears to be near the northern terminus of its range. It is recorded from Caroline County and from Worcester County (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). As this species is only known from a handful of sites, it is ranked as S1 (highly state rare) in Maryland.

There are 8 records in the project database.

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Duckweed Firetails, Worcester County, MD, 7/26/2008 Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Duckweed Firetail in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/15/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A male Duckweed Firetail on duckweed in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/15/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Duckweed Firetail in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/24/2009). (c) Rick Cheicante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

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