Seaside Dragonlet Erythrodiplax berenice (Drury, 1770)

Status:

Seaside Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax berenice) is a small skimmer species found along coastal marshes. The larvae of this species, unlike most Odonata, tolerate brackish water well, and apparently can even live in salt water. It can frequently be abundant in coastal saltmarshes in summer (Paulson, 2011). In Maryland, this species is distributed along most of the coastal plain where large saltmarshes or back bay marshes exist (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

Where to find:

Truitt's Landing, Blackwater NWR, and other large marshes on the Eastern Shore.

There are 133 records in the project database.

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Seaside Dragonlet in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/14/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A male Seaside Dragonlet from Worcester Co., Maryland (8/13/2012). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A female Seaside Dragonlet found in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/5/2009). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Seaside Dragonlet in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/1/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A female Seaside Dragonlet in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/1/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A female Seaside Dragonlet in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Seaside Dragonlet in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/1/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A male Seaside Dragonlet in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A male Seaside Dragonlet in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/1/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A male Seaside Dragonlet on Assateague Island, Maryland (6/29/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Seaside Dragonlet on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (8/7/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Seaside Dragonlets in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/1/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Seaside Dragonlet collected in Kent Co., Maryland (7/7/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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