The Spatterdaock Darner is a species that has a range that is typically south or east of Minnesota. First found in one location in the eastern Twin Cities in 2009 no new sightings have been seen since 2011, although there are still several locations in Wisconsin where this species is found
An early emergent species that is mostly found flying only in June. Low flyer, typically flying a few feet above the water, usually patrolling over the water instead of the shoreline. Can also be found hanging from trees or bushes in nearby woodlands
Shallow ponds and lakes without fish. Spatterdock, yellow pond lily, is often present.
Females lay eggs in spatterdock, yellow pond lily, or other aquatic vegetation.
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