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Animalia – Invertebrates; Arachnids, Dragonflies, Damselflies and other insects

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Damselflies, Dragonflies, & Other Insects

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Damselfly Taxonomy:

Kingdom Animalia; Phylum Arthropoda; Class Insecta;  Subclass Pterygota,  Order Odonata;  Suborder Zygoptera

B=Buchanan

D=Dickenson

R=Russell

T=Tazewell

ThumbnailFamilyScientific NameCommon NameCounty
CalopterygidaeCalopteryx angustipennisAppalachian JewelwingR
Invalid shortcodeCalopterygidaeCalopteryx maculataEbony JewelwingR
CalopterygidaeHetaerina americanaAmerican RubyspotT
CalopterygidaeHetaerina titiaSmoky RubyspotT
CoenagrionidaeAmphiagrion sauciumEastern Red DamselD
CoenagrionidaeArgia apicalisBlue-fronted DancerT
CoenagrionidaeArgia fumipennisVariable DancerT
CoenagrionidaeArgia moestaPowdered DancerT
CoenagrionidaeArgia translataDusky DancerT
CoenagrionidaeChromagrion conditumAurora DamselD
CoenagrionidaeIschnura verticalisEastern ForktailT
CoenagrionidaeEnallagma aspersumAzure BluetR
CoenagrionidaeEnallagma basidensDouble-striped BluetT
CoenagrionidaeEnallagma civileFamiliar BluetT
CoenagrionidaeEnallagma exsulansStream BluetT
CoenagrionidaeEnallagma traviatumSlender BluetD
LestidaeLestes congenerSpotted SpreadwingR
LestidaeLestes eurinusAmber-winged SpreadwingD

Sources:

Kondratieff, Boris C. (coordinator).  2000.  Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of the United States.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/insects/dfly/index.htm (Version 12DEC2003).

Local photo documented observations.

 

Dragonfly

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Dragonfly Taxonomy:

Kingdom Animalia; Phylum Arthropoda ; Class Insecta;  Subclass Pterygota; Order Odonata; Suborder Anisoptera

ThumbnailFamilyScientific NameCommon NameCounty
AeshnidaeAeshna tuberculiferaBlack-tipped DarnerR
AeshnidaeAeshna umbrosaShadow DarnerT
AeshnidaeAnax juniusCommon Green DarnerT
CordulegastridaeCrodulegaster erroneaTiger SpiketailD
GomphidaeDromogomphus spinosusBlack-shouldered spinylegT
GomphidaeGomphus consanguisCherokee ClubtailR
GomphidaeGomphus exilisLancet ClubtailT
GomphidaeGomphus lineatifronsSplendid ClubtailD
GomphidaeGomphus lividusAshy ClubtailT
GomphidaeGomphus viridifronsGreen-faced ClubtailD
GomphidaeLanthus vernalisSouthern Pygmy ClubtailR
GomphidaeProgomphus obscurusCommon SanddragonD
GomphidaeStylogomphus albistylusLeast ClubtailD
Invalid shortcodeLibellulidaeCelithemis elisaCalico PennantT
LibellulidaeDythemis veloxSwift SetwingD
LibellulidaeErythemis simplicicollisEastern Pondhawk or Green ClearwingT
LibellulidaeLadona deplanataBlue CorporalD
Invalid shortcodeLibellulidaeLibellula luctuosaWidow SkimmerT
Invalid shortcodeLibellulidaeLibellula pulchellaTwelve-Spotted SkimmerT
LibellulidaePachydiplax longipennisBlue DasherD
LibellulidaePerithemis teneraEastern AmberwingT
Invalid shortcodeLibellulidaePlathemis lydia (or Libellula lydia)Common WhitetailR, T
LibellulidaeSympetrum semicinctumBand-winged MeadowhawkT
LibellulidaeSympetrum vicinumAutumn MeadowhawkD, R
LibellulidaeTramea lacerataBlack SaddlebagsT
PetaluridaeTachopteryx thoreyiGray PetaltailD

Sources:

Kondratieff, Boris C. (coordinator).  2000.  Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of the United States.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/insects/dfly/index.htm (Version 12DEC2003).

 Local photo documented observations

Insects

Insect Taxonomy:

Kingdom Animalia; Phylum Arthropoda; Class Insecta; Order Coleoptera; Family Cantharidae

ThumbnailScientific NameCommon NameCounty
Invalid shortcodeChauliognathus pensylvanicusGoldenrod Soldier BeetleT

Sources:

Local photo documented observations.

True Bugs

True Bug Taxonomy:

Kingdom Animalia; Phylum Arthropoda; Class Insecta; Order Hemiptera; Family Lygaeidae

ThumbnailScientific NameCommon NameCounty
Invalid shortcodeOncopeltus fasciatusLarge Milkweed BugT

Sources:

Local photo documented observations.

Beetles

Beetle Taxonomy:

Kingdom Animalia; Phylum Arthropoda; Class Insecta; Order Coleoptera; Family Cicindelidae

ThumbnailFamilyScientific NameCommon NameCounty
CicindelidaeCicindela punctulataPunctured Tiger BeetleT
CicindelidaeCicindela purpureaCow Path Tiger BeetleT
CicindelidaeCicindela repandaBronzed Tiger BeetleT
CicindelidaeCicindela rufiventrisEastern Red-Bellied Tiger BeetleD
CicindelidaeCylindera unipunctataOne-spotted Tiger BeetleD,R

Sources:

Hoback, W. Wyatt, and John J. Riggins.  2001.  Tiger beetles of the United States.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/insects/tigb/index.htm (Version 12DEC2003).

Local photo documented observations.

Mayflies

Mayfly Taxonomy:

Kingdom Anamalia; Phylum Arthropoda; Class Insecta; Order Ephemeroptera

ThumbnailFamilyScientific NameCommon NameCounty
CaenidaeCaenis amicaR
EphemerellidaeEurylophella funeralisT
IsonychiidaeIsonychia tusculanensisT

Sources:

Kondratieff, Boris C. (coordinator).  2000.  Mayflies of the United States.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/insects/mfly/index.htm (Version 12DEC2003).

Local photo documented observations.

Centipedes

Centipede Taxonomy:

Kingdom Anamalia; Phylum Arthropoda; Class Chilopoda; Order Scutigeromorpha

ThumbnailFamilyScientific NameCommon NameCounty
ScutigeridaeScutigera coleoptrataNoneD

Ant lions

Ant lionTaxonomy:

Kingdom Anamalia; Phylum Arthropoda; Class Insecta; Order Neuroptera

 FamilyScientific NameCommon NameCounty
MyrmeleonidaeDendroleon obsoletusSpotted-winged AntlionT

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