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Related Species in AESHNIDAE: Number of records added in 2021 = 0

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Green-striped Darner (Aeshna verticalis) by Scott King. 2017-08-30 Rice County, MN
Compare with: Shadow Darner   Black-tipped Darner   Springtime Darner  
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distribution Mountains only; despite this being a northern species, with NC at the southern edge of the range, the records are from the central and southern escarpment region: Burke and Henderson counties.
abundance Presumably very rare or rare, if still present in the state (with the last record in 1990). As with the Black-tipped Darner, few persons are working the mountain region to determine range and abundance of odonates -- though a few records of this other darner have been made in recent years.
flight Late summer -- July into September likely in NC, though the only date available is 11 September.
habitat Small ponds, pools, and seeps, typically where spring-fed, and usually near a forest.
behavior Males spend much time feeding along pond and marshy margins. How much time is spent foraging over land is not known.
comments Many odonates with ranges restricted to the mountains in NC are seldom reported in recent years, as little field work is done currently in this region. There are only two county records for this species. As the last recorded year available to us is from 1990, we consider the Green-striped Darner to probably still be present in the state. However, if no records come forward in 2021, that would have been 31 years since a last record and likely "force" the website editors to recommend a State Rank of SH (Historical).
state_status SR
S_rank S1 [S1?]
G_rank G5
date_spread [Overwinter:] [Date Spread:] [No Late Date:] [Split on Feb:] [Default:]
Species account update: LeGrand on 2021-07-23 15:47:23

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