Aurora Damsel - Chromagrion conditum (Hagen in Selys, 1876)

Range & Habitat:

Ranges over most of the state relatively early in the season, before most Enallagma bluets


Flight Season:
Early Date: 7 May
Late Date: 16 September

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 medium large damselfly that looks like one of the "black" bluets but usually perches with slightly open wings like a spreadwing. Thorax has a broad irregular black dorsal stripe, and a spot of yellow on the lower side.


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