Habitats of North Carolina
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General Beaver Ponds and Semi-natural Impoundments
Habitat Overview Defining species include aquatic animals associated with open, shallow ponds. Currently,this group includes Odonates that are associated with beaver ponds -- probably the original habitat for this group -- but now also including borrow pits, old quarries, and farm ponds. The nymphs of these species dwell within the ponds themselves and the adults forage over the ponds or along the shorelines, where mating also takes place.

Species that make use of deep water lakes and reservoirs, coastal marshes, forested wetlands or ephemeral pools are treated in different habitats.

Related NHP Natural Communities
Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Anax longipes - Comet Darner G5S40.0007
Celithemis elisa - Calico Pennant G5S50.00
Celithemis fasciata - Banded Pennant G5S50.00
Celithemis ornata - Ornate Pennant G5S50.00
Celithemis verna - Double-ringed Pennant G5S3S40.0020
Dythemis velox - Swift Setwing G5S4S50.0002
Enallagma doubledayi - Atlantic Bluet G5S50.00
Enallagma geminatum - Skimming Bluet G5S50.00
Enallagma traviatum - Slender Bluet G5S50.00
Enallagma vesperum - Vesper Bluet G5S3S40.0020
Epitheca costalis - Slender Baskettail G5S40.0007
Epitheca cynosura - Common Baskettail G5S50.00
Ischnura kellicotti - Lilypad Forktail G5S40.0007
Ladona deplanata - Blue Corporal G5S50.00
Lestes australis - Southern Spreadwing G5S50.00
Lestes inaequalis - Elegant Spreadwing G5S40.0007
Libellula auripennis - Golden-winged Skimmer G5S50.00
Libellula cyanea - Spangled Skimmer G5S50.00
Libellula luctuosa - Widow Skimmer G5S50.00
Libellula pulchella - Twelve-spotted Skimmer G5S40.0007
Nehalennia integricollis - Southern Sprite G5S3S40.0020
Perithemis tenera - Eastern Amberwing G5S50.00
Sagittaria platyphylla - Delta Arrowhead G5SH0.00
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.0097
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 9
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0011
Number of S5 species = 13
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 1.4444
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = -0.0043

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Updated on 2020-01-08 14:35:10