Swarm Sunday: 9/22/2013 – 9/28/2013

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Well, it was another slow week for dragonfly swarms last week!  Swarms were reported from these locations:


Augustine, FL
Cape San Blas, FL
Panama City Beach, FL
St. Albans, NY
Soddy Daisy, TN
Comfort, TX
Port Aransas, TX (2 reports)
San Leon, TX

And here’s the map:

9.22.13 - 9.28.13

Red pins are static swarms, blue pins are migratory. Click the map to enlarge!

As you can see, the bulk of the activity (what little there was) occurred in the southern parts of the US, with only a few reports from anything more than a few miles from a southern coast.  Considering most of the swarms reported this week were migratory, and most of them occurred in the southern US, I am now mostly convinced that the migration is almost over and we will see very little additional swarm activity until next summer.  I’ll likely get a few more reports trickling in over the next couple of weeks, but it looks like things are slowing down for the winter.

Still, if you see a swarm, report it!  There are still some dragonflies out and about and you never know where there might be a swarm!


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!


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