black-tipped darner

(Aeshna tuberculifera)

Conservation Status
black-tipped darner
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N4 - Apparently Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

The thoracic stripes are straight, not notched.

The abdomen is noticeably constricted at segment 3. On the male the tenth (last) abdominal segment is entirely black with no pale spots.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Average 3 long

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Ponds edged by cattails, lakes, and streams with vegetation.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Early July to late September

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

Small flying insects

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 16, 18.

 
  7/14/2015      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Epiprocta  
  Infraorder Anisoptera (dragonflies)  
 

Superfamily

Aeshnoidea  
 

Family

Aeshnidae (darners)  
 

Genus

Aeshna  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

black-tipped darner

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  Black-tipped Darner (Aeshnidae: Aeshna tubercalifer) Female in Hand
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Aug 7, 2010

Photographed at Itasca State Park, Minnesota (06 August 2010). Thank you to Ben Coulter (@Bugguide.net) for confirming the identity of this specimen!

 
  A tuberculifera deposits
stellathedoglindsey
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 24, 2012

A captive Black-Tipped darner deposits eggs between layers of paper towel in a 5 L container.

 
       

 

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