MOS news- March 2023

The state list of threatened and endangered species has been updated. The page of rare species in Michigan has been updated to reflect those changes, as has the state checklist.

We’ve been hard at work adding many new records to the Michigan database from collections around the state and country, as well as borrowing specimens from various collections to confirm identifications. We’ll be posting an update soon.

MOS update – June 2022

Urban Dragon Hunters has an update on the Band-winged Dragonlet in Michigan, this time in Lenawee Co. Other southern species species seem to be appearing in the north this year. Read the blog post here.

MOS update – April 2022

Hine’s Emerald — the only federally-endangered dragonfly — was discovered in new location in Michigan, and the genetics are fascinating. Read about our new paper at Urban Dragon Hunters.

Craves, J.A., A.I. Cognato, D. O’Brien, and M.J. Mahoney. 2022. A new locality and unexpected haplotypes of the federally-endangered Hine’s Emerald dragonfly, Somatochlora hineana (Odonata: Corduliidae). Bulletin of American Odonatology 13(2): 7-17.

link to the full paper is on ResearchGate.

MOS update – November 2021

The backstory on the latest species to be added to the Michigan checklist: Dusky Dancer, Argia translata, is on our blog, Urban Dragon Hunters.

The page of Michigan-centric papers and resources has been updated.

MOS update – September 2021

The Rare Odonata page has been updated with Michigan species that are on the new Regional Species of Conservation Need for the Midwest.

MOS update – November 2020

Our paper on a significant new population of the state-threatened Pygmy Snaketail has just been published in the Journal of Insect Science (and is open access and available at the link):

Craves, J.A., D.S. O’Brien, and D.A. Marvin. 2020. New population of the rare dragonfly Ophiogomphus howei (Odonata: Gomphidae) in southern Michigan, United States. Journal of Insect Science, Volume 20, Issue 5, September 2020, 33,

The journal’s sponsor, Entomological Society of America, published a nice write-up of the research on their website.

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