Riffle Snaketail - Ophiogomphus carolus (Needham, 1897)

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

Range & Habitat:

Only recorded in Sussex County, no known breeding population has yet been located. The records may be of vagrants from the north or they are hiding somewhere we haven't found yet.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 27 May
Late Date: 5 July

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Conservation Status:
State: S1 Critically imperiled in NJ
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range