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1 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2007-06-24 Will Cook, Carl Rothfels 8 Sight
2 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2009-08-09 2 Sight
3 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2016-05-27 Mike Turner 3 ad.males - Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment Sight
4 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2012-07-29 Mike Turner 30 Brickhouse Rd. Waterfowl Impoundments Sight
5 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2020-09-04 Harry LeGrand, Lori Arent 30 Brickhouse Road Sight
6 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2014-07-29 John Petranka 5 Discovery Lake on campus of NIEHS/EPA Sight
7 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2012-04-13 John Petranka 1 Discovery Lake on campus of NIEHS/EPA - Male. Photo
8 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2008-08-10 Jeffrey Pippen 3 Duke Forest & Duke Gardens Sight
9 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2020-03-29 John Petranka 1 Duke Forest Durham Division, Gate 10 to Gate 13 Rd. - Male, immature coloration. Photo
10 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2010-06-06 R. Emmitt, R Rittmaster 30 Ellerbe Creek Marsh in Durham Sight
11 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-05-16 R. Emmitt 8 Ellerbee Marsh Sight
12 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 1965-05-22 Paulson DR 1 Eno R at Guess Rd, Durham 5 mi N, female=1 Collect
13 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-05-26 Richard Stickney 3 Eno River - Pleasant Green Access Sight
14 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2010-05-15 R. Emmitt, R Rittmaster 15 Eno River at Guess Rd Sight
15 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-06-25 R. Emmitt 2 Eno River at Guess Rd Sight
16 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2010-05-26 R. Emmitt 8 Eno River at Penny's Bend Sight
17 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2010-05-31 R. Emmitt, M. Millard 5 Eno River at Penny's Bend Sight
18 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2011-05-28 R Emmitt 30 Eno River City Park between Guess Rd and Duke St Sight
19 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2009-07-12 R. Emmitt M. Millard 6 Eno River Park at Guess Rd Sight
20 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2010-05-09 R. Emmitt R. Rittmaster 3 Eno River State Park Sight
21 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-06-06 John Petranka 5 Eno River State Park (ENRI) Cole Mill Section. Along powerline corridor NE of Cole Mill Rd. - Both sexes. Photo
22 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-04-18 John Petranka, Mark Shields 5 Eno River State Park (ENRI) Cole Mill Section. Along powerline corridor SW of Old Cole Mill Rd. Sight
23 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-05-27 R. Emmitt 2 Eno River State Park at Cole Mill rd. Sight
24 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-05-16 R. Emmitt 8 Eno River State Park Cole Mile Road Sight
25 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2016-05-02 John Petranka 1 Eno River State Park Cole Mill section along Cole Mill Trail near county line. Male. Sight. Sight
26 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2016-04-11 John Petranka 6 Eno River State Park Cole Mill section along Cole Mill Trail near county line. Males and females. Sight. Sight
27 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-06-13 R. Emmitt 5 Eno River State Park down stream of Cole Mill Rd Sight
28 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2014-05-02 T. DeSantis 1 ENRI Sight
29 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-04-14 Richard Stickney 5 ENRI - Cole Mill access powerline clearing Sight
30 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2010-04-11 Randy Emmitt, Roger Rittmaster 8 ENRI - Cole Mill Road section Sight
31 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2004-05-16 Randy Emmitt, Roger Rittmaster 0 ENRI - either Cole Mill or Fews Ford or both Sight
32 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2002-07-24 K. Bagy H. Geiser 3 ENRI - One female and two male observed perched on plants in a decid. forest habitat at the Pump Station Trailhead. The time was 13:15 pm and the temperature was 87 F. Sight
33 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2002-07-09 H. Geiser 1 ENRI - One female observed flying above the river, approx. 1 ft depth, under the Guess Road Bridge. The time was 14:00 pm and the temperature was 90 F. Sight
34 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2002-06-26 A. Wallace 1 ENRI - One female observed flying on the Pea Creek Trail in a decid. forest habitat along the river's edge. The time was 11:05 am and the temperature was 85 F. Sight
35 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2002-06-19 H. Geiser 1 ENRI - One female observed perching on a log in a decid. forest habitat along Shakori Trail. The time was 17:00 pm and the temperature was 85 F. Sight
36 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2002-07-08 H. Geiser 2 ENRI - One male and one female observed perching in a decid. forest habitat at the kudzu patch on Cole Mill Road. The time was 8:15 am and the temperature was 83 F. Sight
37 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2002-06-23 A. Wallace 1 ENRI - One male observed on a rock in the creek under the bridge in a decid. forest habitat at Nancy Rhodes Bridge. The time was 11:20 am and the temperature was 85 F. Sight
38 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2002-06-26 H. Geiser 1 ENRI - One male observed perched on a stem in a decid. forest habitat with heavy bush at the Cole Mill Kudzu Patch. The time was 10:30 am and the temperature was 83 F. Sight
39 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2002-06-19 H. Geiser 1 ENRI - One male observed perching on a leaf in a decid. forest habitat on the Peidmont Trail. The temperature was 85 F and the time was 17:29 pm. Sight
40 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2020-05-10 Richard Stickney 1 ENRI - power line cuts Sight
41 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2002-07-17 H. Geiser 3 ENRI - Three females observed in a field-like cut area at Guess Road Bridge. The temperature was 92 and the time observed was between 13:00 pm and 14:00 pm. Sight
42 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2009-06-06 R. Emmitt 6 ENRI Cole Mill Access Sight
43 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2015-05-29 B. Bockhahn 12 FALA Sight
44 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2017-04-30 B. Bockhahn 5 FALA Sight
45 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2010-10-03 R. Emmitt 8 Falls lake RR Tracks - males and females Sight
46 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2010-09-25 R. Emmitt, M. Millard 1 Falls Lake via canoe Sight
47 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2007-08-18 R Emmitt, Meg Millard 1 female Sight
48 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2007-07-07 R Emmitt, Meg Millard 20 Flat River and Brickhouse Rd Sight
49 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2010-09-19 R. Emmitt 2 Flat River Impoundments Sight
50 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2009-09-13 R. Emmitt, W. Cook ,Carl R 40 Flat River Impoundments and the Flat River Sight
51 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2013-08-10 Mike Turner 20 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment Sight
52 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2013-08-24 Mike Turner 20 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment Sight
53 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2014-06-05 Mike Turner 20 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment Sight
54 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2015-05-30 Mike Turner 55 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment Sight
55 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2017-05-28 Mike Turner 10 Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment Sight
56 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2015-06-08 Mike Turner 2 G.W. Hill Forest - Camp Slocum Sight
57 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2015-04-27 John Petranka 30 Hill Demonstration Forest. Beaver pond along power lines near junction of State Forest Rd. and Hampton Rd.. - Mostly mature males. Photo
58 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2015-06-05 John Petranka. 5 Hill Demonstration Forest. Flat River at State Forest Rd. bridge. - 2 males, 3 females. Photo
59 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-05-23 R. Emmitt 1 Hollow Rock Nature Park meadow Sight
60 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2020-05-15 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt 2 Horton Grove Preserve at Sowell Pond. - Males. Photo
61 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 1965-06-01 Paulson ML 1 marsh, Chapel Hill 5.1 mi E on NC 54, female=1 Collect
62 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2008-08-09 Will Cook, Jeffrey Pippen 3 NC Museum of Life & Science Sight
63 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2014-06-07 Mike Turner 4 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment Sight
64 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2014-06-08 Mike Turner 5 New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment Sight
65 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2012-04-14 John Petranka 1 Occoneechee Mountain SNA (OCMO). Margin of woods near parking area. - Female. Photo
66 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2013-06-20 Kyle Kittelberger, Brian Bockhahn 0 paddling the Flat River and exploring the nearby impoundment for the most part Sight
67 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2012-07-28 Mike Turner 40 Patterson Rd. Waterfowl Impoundment Sight
68 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2014-06-23 Mike Turner 45 Patterson Rd. Waterfowl Impoundment - 35 ad.males Sight
69 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2015-06-25 Mike Turner 50 Patterson Rd. Waterfowl Impoundment - 35 ad.males Sight
70 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2018-06-09 Richard Stickney 4 Penny's Bend Sight
71 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-04-28 Richard Stickney 7 Penny's Bend Sight
72 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2020-05-23 Richard Stickney 3 Penny's Bend Sight
73 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2018-05-25 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt. 10 Penny's Bend Nature Preserve along the Eno River and at the pond. - Both sexes. Photo
74 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2016-04-15 John Petranka 8 Penny's Bend Preserve along Eno River. Males and females. Sight. Sight
75 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2016-03-28 John Petranka 1 Pond at Penny's Bend Preserve. Male. Sight. Sight
76 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 1965-05-12 Paulson ML 1 pond, Orange Co. line 0.2 mi NE on US 15, male=1 Collect
77 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2020-05-07 John Petranka 2 Power line cut in Duke Forest near NC 751. - 1 male, 1 female. Sight
78 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-05-16 Richard Stickney 5 Powerline cut east of Cole Mill Road near Eno River Sight
79 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2018-06-08 R Emmitt 10 Retainment pond by Kroger on MLK and S Roxboro. Sight
80 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2014-07-20 John Petranka 10 Sandy Creek Park, and Greenway north to Pickett Rd.. - Along greenway and at swamp. Sight
81 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2015-04-28 John Petranka 5 Sandy Creek Park, Durham. Sight
82 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-04-06 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt 1 Sandy Creek Park, Durham. - Male, immature coloration. Photo
83 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2016-03-24 John Petranka 1 Sandy Creek Park, Durham. Around pond near the parking area. Male. Sight. Sight
84 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2017-09-08 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt 5 Sandy Creek Park, Durham. Around ponds near the parking area. - Males. Sight
85 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2016-10-01 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt 10 Sandy Creek Park, Durham. Around ponds near the parking area. Both sexes. Sight. Sight
86 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 1976-03-28 R. Duncan Cuyler 1 sex=FEMALE, city=Durham, directions=southwestern edge, source=R DUNCAN CUYLER COLLECTION-FSCA Collect
87 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 1995-10-26 R. Duncan Cuyler 1 sex=FEMALE, city=Durham, directions=southwestern edge, source=R DUNCAN CUYLER COLLECTION-IORI Collect
88 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 1976-04-22 R. Duncan Cuyler 1 sex=MALE, city=Durham, directions=southwestern edge, source=R DUNCAN CUYLER COLLECTION-FSCA Collect
89 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 1976-04-24 R. Duncan Cuyler 1 sex=MALE, city=Durham, directions=southwestern edge, source=R DUNCAN CUYLER COLLECTION-FSCA Collect
90 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 1990-03-19 R. Duncan Cuyler 1 sex=MALE, city=Durham, directions=southwestern edge, source=R DUNCAN CUYLER COLLECTION-FSCA Collect
91 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2019-08-25 John Petranka, Sally Gewalt 5 Sowell Trail Pond, Horton Grove Nature Preserve. Photo
92 Common Whitetail [Plathemis lydia] Durham 2014-07-01 Mike Turner 15 Stagecoach Waterfowl Impoundment Sight