Found throughout most of the state, should be looked for in the missing counties.
Usually found along small to medium streams, but also found patrolling ponds and lakes.
Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.
A mostly brown darner, with two oval yellow spots on the side of the thorax and indistinct spots on the abdomen. Wings have a dark basal spot. Patrols slowly along the edge, poking its nose into everything.
See the similar Ocellated Darner.
The NJDEP's Natural Heritage
Program classifies and tracks rare species of odonates in New
Jersey to help prioritize conservation efforts and NJOS strongly
supports their efforts. They use standardized state and global rankings that were
developed by the Nature Conservancy and NatureServe. See below for the full definition of the ranks that
are used in this site.
The NJDEP Natural Heritage Program maintains
its own web site with information on their on-going programs and data on many other animals and plants. Click
explore their site but please, come back soon!
Following are the State element ranks used in tracking NJ odes
(and other organisms as well). Click
here for the Global ranks which
are also displayed in our database.
NJOS note: Definitions for element ranks are after The Nature
Conservancy (1982: Chapter 4, 4.1-1 through 220.127.116.11-3).