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Shadowdragon dragonfly - Neurocordulia molesta

Shadowdragon dragonfly - Neurocordulia molesta
Athens/ State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
May 12, 2008
I haven't been able to match this individual to anything in Giff Beaton's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast. No doubt it's in there somewhere, but I'd appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a measurement.

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Shadowdragon dragonfly - Neurocordulia molesta Dragonfly - Neurocordulia molesta

Smoky
This is a female Smoky Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia molesta), identified by the olive-green eyes and the long, divergent terminal appendages (longer than S9, specifically).

This is a great record! Shadowdragons are always tough to see, and GA apparently has only 5 records of this species, according to Giff Beaton's website (http://www.giffbeaton.com/dragonflies.htm). It's a new county record, too, and should be submitted to odonatacentral.org.

 
Ooh, exciting!
Thank you, Nick. I'll forward the photos as you suggested.

Maybe this direction
Possibly something in this genus.

Gayle

 
I completely agree.
It's got to be either a Smoky Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia molesta) or Cinnamon Shadowdragon (Neurocordulia virginiesis).

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