Comet Darner

Species Name: Anax longipes

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Ponds containing floating and emergent vegetation, including coastal plain ponds with annual fluctuations in the water level.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss, artificial drawdown by pumping stations of waterlevel, off-road vehicle use and eutrophication.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limiting the effect that human development has on their habitat.