Apologies for cross-posting, but I wanted to thank everyone who has
submitted photos for the upcoming Dragonflies 2013 calendar that the
Migratory Dragonfly Partnership and Xerces is producing, and to remind folks
that if you would still like to submit photos, the deadline is JUNE 15. The
specifics are below, and you can also get details at the MDP Facebook page
or on the Xerces
bottom of the
Remember, the photographer retains copyright of any images used. Photo
credits will be given for each photo, and can include URLs for contributors
web sites if desired. Anyone whose photograph(s) are included will also
receive up to 3 free copies of the calendar. If you have any questions,
feel free to contact me directly or to e-mail dragonfly@...
Dragonfly Calendar 2013
· Endangered/threatened/vulnerable species:
§ Listed Endangered:
· Somatochlora hineana (Hines Emerald)
· Megalagrion pacificum (Pacific Damselfly), M. nesiotes (Flying
§ Candidate species:
· Megalagrion xanthomelas (Orangeblack Damselfly)
· Gomphus quadricolor (Rapids Clubtail)
· Stylurus laurae (Lauras Clubtail)
§ Amphipteryx agrioides (Montane Relict Damsel), A. chiapensis
§ Epigomphus donnellyi (Donnelly's Knobtail), E. flinti (Flints Knobtail),
E. paulsoni (Paulsons Knobtail)
§ Hetaerina rudis (Guatemalan Rubyspot)
§ Argia sabino (Sabino dancer)
§ Paraphlebia zoe (Zoe Waterfall Damsel)
· Vulnerable/threatened habitats
o Bog / fen / muskeg / peatland-associated species:
§ Emeralds = Somatochlora whitehousei (Whitehouses Emerald), S. franklini
(Delicate Emerald),S. elongata (Ski-Tailed Emerald), S. cingulata (Lake
Emerald), S. kennedyi (Kennedys Emerald), S. minor (Ocellated Emerald), S.
forcipata (Forcipate Emerald), S. albicincta (Ringed Emerald), S.
septentrionalis (Muskeg Emerald)
§ Darners = Aeshna sitchensis (Zigzag Darner), A. subarctica (Subarctic
Darner), A. septentrionalis (Azure Darner), Gomphaeschna furcillata
§ Bluets = Coenagrion interrogatum (Subarctic bluet), C. resolutum (Taiga
§ Whitefaces = Leucorrhinia borealis (Boreal Whiteface), L. frigida
(Frosted Whiteface), L. patricia (Canada Whiteface), L. hudsonica (Hudsonian
§ Nannothemis bella (Elfin Skimmer)
o Acid bogs:
§ Boghaunters= Willamsonia fletcheri (Ebony Boghaunter), W. lintneri
§ Ladona julia (Chalk-fronted Corporal)
o Cypress swamps
§ Leptobasis lucifer (Lucifer Swampdamsel)
§ Coryphaeschna viriditas (Mangrove Darner)
· Migratory species (2 months, spring and fall)
o Main species in US: Anax junius, Tramea lacerata, Pantala flavescens, P.
hymenaea, Sympetrum corruptum
o Migrating birds feeding on migrating odes, such as Mississippi kites
· Life cycle
o additional behaviors such as obelisking, dunking/spin drying, etc.
· Ecosystem roles & services
o Top predators in habitats that lack vertebrates
o Food for birds & frogs
o Transfer nutrients and biomass from aquatic to terrestrial systems
o May be indicators of global climate change as well as indicators of
water quality and ecosystem health
· Cultural/aesthetic importance
o Symbolized pure water to Navajo
o other native peoples considered them to carry the spirits of the dead,
and symbolize immortality and rebirth
o symbol of strength for Japanese warriors
o European and Euro-American folklore tended to have more association with
· Wed like to achieve 300 dpi at final printing size. For a
full-page image on 11x8.5 paper, files need to be a minimum of 3,300 x 2,550
pixels. If we need to crop the image, the pixel count should be even higher,
i.e., so that we can have 3,300 x 2,550 pixels for the cropped area.
· JPEG files are fine, but TIFF are preferred.
· When photos are submitted, please send uncropped files.
· Please include information such as species, location, their
contact details, etc. (An email or Word document is fine.) All of this will
be included in the metadata for the photo, so will always be associated with
· The photographer retains copyright. We are asking for a single,
non-exclusive use. Photo credits will be given for each photo, and can
include URLs for contributors web sites.
· Well review all submissions and decide which ones to use.
· You can e-mail files to Michele (michele@...
). If file size
is a problem, we have a photo upload page on Xerces website that you can
use. It is password protected so if you want to send photos this way, let us
know and well send the URL and password.
Celeste A. Mazzacano, Ph. D.
Staff Scientist / Aquatic Program Director
Project Coordinator, Migratory Dragonfly Partnership
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
1971 2011: Forty Years of Conservation!
628 NE Broadway, suite 200, Portland, OR 97232, USA
Cell: (503) 490-0389
Tel: (503) 232-6639 x105
Toll free: 1-855-232-6639 x105
Find more information on at-risk aquatic invertebrates at
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international
nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of
invertebrates and their habitat.
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