Sympetrum danae (Black Meadowhawk)Seen only five times in Vermont, never in substantial numbers, and not regularly at any location. This species remains somewhat of a mystery in Vermont. Three records are from the Northeast Kingdom, one from the Northern Piedmont, and a seemingly odd record from Grand Isle. The unpredictability is very unlike other meadowhawks. It also has the latest apparent flight season of any meadowhawk in Vermont, not appearing until August.

Conservation Status

State: S1S2, Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Global: G5

Flight Period

August 8 – September 20

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Vermont Distribution