Springtime Darner - Basiaeschna janata (Say, 1839)

Range & Habitat:

Found throughout the state. One of our earliest dragonflies.

Usually seen patrolling low along the edge of lakes and ponds.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 15 April
Late Date: 9 July

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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A small darner, brown with narrow, straight, pale yellow thoracic stripes and blue spotting on the abdomen.


Conservation Status:
State: S5 Demonstrably secure in the state
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range