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Subarctic Darner (Aeshna subarctica)


Overview

Overview

Subartic darner (Aeshna subartica) a State Special Concern dragonfly has been found in wet sphagnum in muskeg habitat. The flight period is in early September.

State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Subarctic Darner (Aeshna subarctica). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.


Documented locations of Aeshna subarctica in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS1S2
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIY
WWAP SGCN

Species guidance


A guidance document is not available at this time. Use the information from the other tabs and contact local biologists, as needed, to develop management and avoidance strategies.

Photos/Video

Photos


Subarctic Darner

Among the boreal Odonates inhabiting the large peatlands of the Northwest Lowlands is the subarctic darner.

Photo © Ryan Brady.

Subarctic Darner

Male Subarctic Darner.

Photo © Dennis Paulson.


Last revised: Thursday, May 04, 2017