Appalachian Snaketail Ophiogomphus incurvatus Carle, 1982G3 (Globally rare/local)  -  Endangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)

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Appalachian Snaketail (Ophiogomphus incurvatus) is an uncommon to rare inhabitant of Piedmont or mountain streams with a sandy or gravelly bottom. They are often found feeding in open fields near the streams they utilize (Paulson, 2011). In Maryland, this species is recorded from four counties, three in the piedmont, and one on the edge of the coastal plain (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). Appalachian Snaketail is ranked as S1 in Maryland, and is considered state endangered. It also has a global ranking of G3 (globally rare/local) due to its restricted range.

There are 40 records in the project database.

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An Appalachian Snaketail in Harford Co., Maryland (6/8/2010). Highly state rare (S1) and state endangered. Globally rare/local throughout its range. Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

A female Appalachian Snaketail in Howard Co., Maryland (6/5/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A male Appalachian Snaketail in Howard Co., Maryland (6/11/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

The cerci of an Appalachian Snaketail in York Co., Pennsylvania (6/16/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

The cersi of an Appalachian Snaketail in York CO., Pennsylvania (6/16/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Snaketail in York Co., Pennsylvania (6/16/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Snaketail in York Co., Pennsylvania (6/16/2007). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)


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