Members of the Ohio Odonata Society are engaged in a variety of research projects.  Many involve survey work, but some are more applied.  These links will take you to sites highlighting some of that research.

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Marietta College

How Fast Do Dragonflies Fly?

A student project conducted by Candace Tuxhorn.  Candace used videotape to determine how fast several species of Odonata fly in the wild.
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 Odonata Research at Marietta College

General overview of survey and other Odonata research at Marietta College.

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Washington County Odonata Survey

 Specifics of the Odonata Survey of Washington County carried out by students Dirk Westfall and Chris Todd.

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  Reversible temperature-dependent color change in Anax junius

A simple project by Dave McShaffrey documenting the color changes in male Anax junius (green darners) as they warm or cool.



A list of some recent papers:

Chapman, Eric G., Stephen W. Chordas III, and Robert C. Glotzhober.  1999.  Aberrant wing pigmentation in Libellula luctuosa specimens from Ohio Great Lakes       Entomologist 32(4): 243-246.

Glotzhober, Robert C. 2006.  Life history studies of Cordulegaster erronea Hagen (Odonata: Cordulegastridae) in the laboratory and field.  Bulletin of American Odonatology, 10(1):1-18.

Glotzhober, R. C. and D. L. Moody. 2002.  Somatochlora walshii (Odonata: Corduliidae), a new state record for Ohio Ohio Journal of Science 102(3): 40-42.


Glotzhober, Robert C. and Dan Riggs. 1998.  Adapting the Townes malaise trap for collecting live Odonata.  Bull. American Odonatology 5(3): 43-48.


Glotzhober, R. C. and E. Chapman.  2001. Second location for two rare Odonata in Ohio , Nannothemis bella and Ladona julia, (Odonata: Libellulidae) discovered at Singer Lake Bog, Summit County , Ohio Great Lakes Entomologist 34(2):63-66.


Glotzhober, Robert C. and Timothy E. Vogt. 2007. Potential site identification for Hine’s Emerald  Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) in Ohio . Unpublished report to Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, from Grant WDG-2005-05. 16 pages.







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