Ocellated Darner

Species Name: Boyeria grafiana

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Clear, shallow, rocky, swift-flowing streams and large, rocky, poorly vegetated lakes. Adults inhabit nearby uplands which are often mixed coniferous-deciduous forests.

Threats to Survival

Declining water quality, siltation from construction or erosion, low level-recreational use from fisherman and canoeists and development of upland borders of river systems.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Exact needs are unknown.