Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Common Dragonflies and Damselflies

Metadata Updated: October 10, 2019

The Canaan Valley NWR is cooperating with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program to inventory dragonflies and damselflies in an effort to monitor wetlands in the State of West Virginia. Because these insects spend much of their life under water as a larvae and hunting and breeding in wetlands as adults, they can be good indicators of wetland quality and quantity. Describing dragonfly and damselfly species in Canaan Valley will create a baseline for future comparison and help monitor wetlands that the Refuge was established to protect. As of September 2006, 40 species of dragonflies and damselflies have been documented from the refuge. This brochure contains photographs of some of the most common species found: Eastern Red Damsel (Amphiagrion saucium), Ebony Jewelwing ( Calopteryx maculat), Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum), Hagen's Bluet (Enallagma hagem), Eastern Forktail (Isclmura verticalis), Southern Spreadwing (Lestes d.australis), Slender Spreadwing (Lestes rectangularis), Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa), Common Green Darner (Anaxjunius), Unicom Clubtail (Arigomphus villosipes) and Twin-spotted Spiketail (Cordulegastor maculate).

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Metadata Created Date May 1, 2019
Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019

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