Massachusetts Odonate County List

Darners (Aeshnidae)



This page was updated on 16 January 2006.


This list was originally compiled by Chris Leahy, revised by Richard Forster, and has been updated by Blair Nikula, Jackie Sones, Jeremiah Trimble and others.

Most records are based upon specimens or, in a few cases, capture and release. Sight records have been accepted only for a few easily identified species.

"H" indicates a species known only historically (pre-1950). Counties are arranged in a generally west to east, then north to south order.


County:

Berkshire

Franklin

Hampshire

Hampden

Worcester

Middlesex

Essex

Suffolk

Norfolk

Bristol

Plymouth

Barnstable

Dukes

Nantucket

Canada Darner
(Aeshna canadensis)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

- -
Mottled Darner
(Aeshna clepsydra)

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

H

X

X

X

X

X

X

Lance-tipped Darner
(Aeshna constricta)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

H

X

X

H

X

- -
Lake Darner
(Aeshna eremita)

X

- - -

X

H

- - -

H

- - - -
Variable Darner
(Aeshna interrupta)

X

X

X

-

X

-

H

- - - - - - -
Blue-eyed Darner
(Aeshna multicolor)
- - - - - - - - - - - -

X

-
Spatterdock Darner
(Aeshna mutata)
X -

X

X

X

X

- - - - -

X

- -
Subarctic Darner
(Aeshna subarctica)
- - - -

X

- - - - - - - - -
Black-tipped Darner
(Aeshna tuberculifera)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

X -
Shadow Darner
(Aeshna umbrosa)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

- -
Green-striped Darner
(Aeshna verticalis)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

- -
Common Green Darner
(Anax junius)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Comet Darner
(Aeshna longipes)
- - -

X

X X

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

-
Springtime Darner
(Basiaeschna janata)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

H

X

X

X

X

-

H

Ocellated Darner
(Boyeria grafiana)

X

X

X

X

- - - - - - - - - -
Fawn Darner
(Boyeria vinosa)
X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

X -
Swamp Darner
(Epiaeschna heros)

X

-

X

-

X

X

X

H

X

X

X

X

X

X

Taper-tailed Darner
(Gomphaeschna antilope)
- - - -

X

X

X - - X X - - -
Harlequin Darner
(Gomphaeschna furcillata)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

- -
Cyrano Darner
(Nasiaeschna pentacantha)
-

X

-

X

X

X

X

-

X

X X - - -

 


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