Ocellated Darner - Boyeria grafiana (Williamson, 1907)

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

Range & Habitat:

Found in the northern tier of counties.

Habitat similar to Fawn Darner, but may prefer faster streams, usually with rocks.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 7 July
Late Date: 1 November

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Allen Barlow
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Grayer overall than Fawn Darner with brighter eyes, well developed frontal stripes and brighter abdominal spots. Wings may be tinted brown, but seldom as dark as Fawn Darner and they lack the dark basal spot of Fawn Darner.

Patrols a little higher and faster than Fawn, and is a little less nosy.

Conservation Status:
State: S1S2 Imperiled to critically imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range