The purpose of the MOS is to:
- encourage the study of Odonata
- document the species that occur in Michigan
- obtain better data on the abundance and
distribution of federal and state-listed species
- define the flight periods and ranges for
the species that are found in the state
- record, in a database, pertinent information
on locality, habitat, phenology, and and ecology for use in publications
devoted to the Odonata fauna of the state of Michigan.
- To produce an atlas of Michigan Odonata
for use by scientists and amateurs alike.
The MOS is a volunteer effort, coordinated by Mark F. O'Brien.
Participants can add to the effort by:
- Collecting in target areas that are under-represented
- Collecting data from museum collections
- Providing data from their own collections
to the MOS
- Survey and monitor various areas for the
appearance of targeted species of Odonata.
Mark F. O'Brien (734-647-2199
Deposition of Vouchers: Collectors are encouraged to deposit
voucher specimens from their collecting efforts into the University
of Michigan Museum of Zoology. The UMMZ has one of the largest
and most extensive collections of Odonata in North America, and
with its associated library, is a center for odonatological research.
You can fill out the form
and mail it in to us, or for information on how to participate
in the Michigan Odonata Survey, please contact:
Museum of Zoology-Insect Division
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079