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Smoky Rubyspot - Hetaerina titia



Flight Season



Early Date:
June 13

Late Date:
October 6
FLIGHT SEASON
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APR MAY JUN
                       
JUL AUG SEP
                       
OCT NOV DEC
                       
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Rare
Abundance Scale
Abundant


State Status:  S3      Global Status:  G5


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Description

This rubyspot is darker and slightly longer than its more common cousin. It is currently considered uncommon to rare in the state but new sites are being found annually. It is certainly not as numerous as American Rubyspot and tends to be found along more remote stretches of streams.

Size

Although some species show a bit of variation in size, the following graphic will give you a general feeling for the normal size of this species.

Geographic Distribution - 42 Counties

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Recorded in These Counties
Adair Appanoose Black Hawk Calhoun Cherokee Clinton
Crawford Dallas Davis Decatur Delaware Dubuque
Greene Grundy Guthrie Hardin Henry Iowa
Jackson Jasper Jefferson Johnson Jones Keokuk
Linn Louisa Lucas Madison Mahaska Monroe
Muscatine Page Polk Poweshiek Sac Scott
Story Taylor Wapello Warren Washington Wayne