Blue-faced Meadowhawk Sympetrum ambiguum (Rambur, 1842)S3 (Watch list)

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The brightly-colored Blue-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum ambiguum) ranges through much of the south, northwards into the mi-Atlantic region. This dragonfly tends to prefer ponds, including vernal pools, or slower sections of creeks, and is strongly-associated with forested habitats (Paulson, 2011). Blue-faced Meadowhawk is fairly common in Maryland (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia)., and has been recorded from a wide range of counties, primarily from the coastal plain and piedmont regions. It can sometimes be sporadic in occurrence, and is ranked as S3 (watch list species).

There are 79 records in the project database.

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A male Blue-faced Meadowhawk in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/3/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk in Howard Co., Maryland (9/7/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/5/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk in Howard Co., Maryland (8/31/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk in White Marsh, Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/27/2006). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Breeding Blue-faced Meadowhawks observed in Caroline Co., Maryland (10/4/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/13/2015). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk in Talbot Co., Maryland (8/13/2016). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)


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