Southern Sprite Nehalennia integricollis Calvert, 1913S1S2 (Highly state rare)  


The diminutive Southern Sprite (Nehalennia integricollis) is usually found at well-vegetated ponds or lakes, and at bogs. As with the other species in the genus, these tiny damselflies can be easily overlooked in the dense vegetation they usually inhabit (Lam, 2004). This damselfly ranges through much of the southeast, but has a very sparse distribution in Maryland on the coastal plain. It is known from two counties each on both the Western and Eastern shores (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). It is ranked as S1-S2 (highly state rare-state rare).

There are 15 records in the project database.

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A Southern Sprite in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/15/2011). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A Southern Sprite in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/26/2010). State rare (S1S2). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A female Southern Sprite in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/26/2018). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

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