Boyeria graffiana (Ocellated Darner)Fairly well distributed on rivers across the state. Typically prefers swift currents and rocky streams through forests. Less common than its congener in Vermont, it nevertheless flies in most biophysical regions. Lack of records from the Northern Green Mountains may be due to sampling bias. The best way to find and catch this species is to stand at stream edges and wait for an inquisitive, darting, brownish darner which may be a female considering your leg as an ovipositioning site.

Status: G4 N4 S4

Flight Period: July 11 – September 23

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