The Subarctic Darner is a northern mosaic darner that is found in boreal regions around the world. Typically found in bog habitats, although usually considered rare throughout its range. Identified by its front thoracic strip which bends forward at the top instead of straight or bending back like other darners
Patrolling males typically fly at about waist height above the water frequently stopping to hover. Patrol flights are more often over open water and less often along the shoreline. Will join in mixed species feeding swarms in the evening.
Bogs and fens with open shallow pools.
Males patrol open bog pools waiting for females. Females lay eggs in emergent vegetation below the surface of the water
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