Rusty Snaketail - Ophiogomphus rupinsulensis (Walsh, 1862)

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

Range & Habitat:

Known from the northern portion of the state, most commonly along larger rivers, especially the Delaware.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 24 May
Late Date: 27 August

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Conservation Status:
State: S2S3 Rare to imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range