The Ebony Boghaunter is a small rare dragonfly that is dark, has very little markings and green eyes. They are fairly easy to identify because their small size, dark color and limited markings make them unique. Because of their niche habitat needs they are very rare
Both male and female Ebony Boghaunters usually perch flat, either on logs or the ground. Males often perch on sphagmun mats, making patrol flights low over bog pools
Small sphagnum pools in bogs and fens typically surrounded by woodlands
Mating usually happens away from the water. Females lay eggs into small bog pools by dipping abdomen into the water
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