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Species Neurocordulia obsoleta - Umber Shadowdragon

Umber Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia obsoleta - female Umber Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia obsoleta - male Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia obsoleta Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia obsoleta Neurocordulia obsoleta Umber Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia obsoleta - male Umber Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia obsoleta - male Umber Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia obsoleta - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Corduliidae (Emeralds)
Genus Neurocordulia (Shadowdragons)
Species obsoleta (Umber Shadowdragon)
Size
Length 4.6 cm
Identification
Brown body, basal brown spot on each wing. Compare Common Baskettail, which has yellow stripes on abdomen.
Range
Eastern North America, Maine to northern Florida, Louisiana. Absent from midwest.
Habitat
Near clear streams, rivers, lakes. Flies in evening and at dawn over riffles in streams or along shores.
Season
April-October in south, mid-summer only in north
Food
Predatory
Life Cycle
As for other members of this family presumably--little specific information in Dunkle. (1)
Remarks
Lovely up close.
Print References
Dunkle, p. 165, plate 27 (1)
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