Swarm Sunday – 9/18/11 – 9/24/2011

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It’s Swarm Sunday!  Another good week of dragonfly swarms, though things slowed down a bit compared to the last few weeks.  More swarms popped up in southern states this week and there were a few more migratory swarms reported, but the dragonflies still seem to be mostly staying put.  I expect I’ll start to get a lot more migratory swarm reports in the next few weeks as they start to move south for the winter, but I guess I’ll have to wait and see.

Swarms occurred in the following locations over the last week:


Rose Hill, KS
Little Hocking, OH
Peaster, TX
Lawrence,  KS (5 swarms)
McArthur, OH
Baldwin City, KS
Stilwell, KS
Goldsboro, NC
Soldier, KS
Terre Haute, IN
Indianapolis, IN (2 swarms)
Paoli, IN
Waverly, OH
Cannelville, OH
Portsmouth, OH
Shippensburg, PA
Joplin, MO
Gettsyburg, PA (4 swarms)
Stillwater, OK
Harrison, OH
Naples, FL
Luray, VA (5 swarms)
Clinton, AR
Norris, TN
Eatonton, GA
Emmitsburg, MD
Fayetteville, NC
Martinsburg, WV
Pitcairn, PA
Cincinnati, OH (5 swarms)
Parkersburg, WV
Clarksburg, WV
Gibsonia, PA
Huntington, WV
Bellevue, KY
McClure, IL
Reading, OH
Romney, WV
Indianapolis, IN
Athens, GA
Greenville, OH
Sandy Springs, GA
Eldorado, OH
Louisville, KY (2 swarms)
Guysville, OH
Pikesville, MD
New Castle, DE
Lerona, WV
Altoona, PA
Littlestown, PA
Champion, PA
Biltmore Forest, NC
Selinsgrove, PA
Reading, PA
Bellefonte, PA
Orange, PA
Keisterville, PA
Indiana, PA
Hanover, PA
Marion, NC
Oberlin, PA
York, PA
Ranson, WV
Chambersburg, PA
Adolphus, KY
McCoole, MD/Keyser, WV/ Rawlings, WV area
Boyertown, PA
Lexington, GA
Weaverville, NC
Lewisburg, PA
Lexington, KY (2 swarms)
Chambersburg, PA
Mulvane, KS
Hanover, PA (2 swarms)
Sparks, MD
Boswell, PA
Fallston, MD
Parkersburg, WV
Cumberland, MD
Whitefish Bay, WI
Easley, SC
Inwood, WV
Crozet, WV
Bowling Green, KY
Liverpool, OH
Pittstown, NJ
Cottontown, TN
Winchester, VA
Sandersville, GA
Goose Creek, SC
Wilmington, NC
Sand Springs, OK
Keyser, WV
Reading, PA
Fayetteville, NC
Malta, OH
Vineland, NJ
Mamaroneck, NY
Danville, VA
Newark, NE
North Wales, PA
Baltimore, MD (2 swarms)
Annapolis, MD
Crestview, FL
Pottsville, PA
Charlottesville, VA
Lansdale, PA
State College, PA


Hamilton, ON


La Ciotat

This is an important time of year for dragonfly migrations, so I hope you’ll all keep submitting reports!


Have you seen a dragonfly swarm? I am tracking swarms so I can learn more about this interesting behavior.  If you see one, I’d love to hear from you!  Please visit my Report a Dragonfly Swarm page to fill out the official report form.  It only takes a few minutes! Thanks!


Want more information? Visit my dragonfly swarm information page for my entire collection of posts about dragonfly swarms!


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4 thoughts on “Swarm Sunday – 9/18/11 – 9/24/2011

  1. BRILLIANT!! I just saw a swarm this evening (9/27/11) in my neighborhood in Asheville NC. I didn’t know what I was seeing until I looked it up and found your site. Magical is the only word. Oh and above the dragonflies were birds – swifts maybe? Thank you for your site – I can’t wait to tell others.

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