black-tipped darner

(Aeshna tuberculifera)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed black-tipped darner

NatureServe

N4 - Apparently Secure

SNR - Unranked

Occurrence

Uncommon

Flight/Season

Early July to late September

Habitat

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

Size

Average 3 long

 

Identification

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.

 
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Larval Food

 

 
Adult Food

Small flying insects

 
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Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 16, 18.

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Taxonomy

Order:

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)

 

Suborder:

Epiprocta

 

Infraorder:

Anisoptera (dragonflies)

 

Superfamily:

Aeshnoidea

 

Family:

Aeshnidae (darners)

 
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Common
Names

black-tipped darner


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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