Aeshna constricta (Lance-tipped Darner)Can be a locally abundant in the Champlain Valley. Found in a mix of habitats: marshes, bogs, ponds and occasionally slow rivers with emergent vegetation. Seems to be the dominant member of its genus in the Champlain Valley, with sizeable swarms found near Lake Champlain. Appears to forage more often than its congeners in overgrown fields (sometimes falling prey to spiders in the genus Argiope).


State: S5
Global: G5

Flight Period

July 7 – October 2

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Vermont Distribution