Fawn Darner - Boyeria vinosa (Say, 1839)

Range & Habitat:

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:
Early Date: 7 May
Late Date: 1 November

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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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.

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