Black-tipped Darner - Aeshna tuberculifera (Walker, 1908)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:

Recorded throughout NW NJ.

It is usually found along small ponds and marshy streams.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 29 July
Late Date: 1 November

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Elegant, with nearly straight thoracic stripes and blue spots on the abdomen. If seen well, S10 is all black, unlike our other darners. It may tend to patrol farther from shore than most of our other darners.


Conservation Status:
State: S1S2 Imperiled to critically imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G4 Apparently secure globally