Spatterdock Darner

Species Name: Rhionaeschna mutata

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Boggy ponds with considerable emergent and floating vegetation. Also found in ephemeral wetlands.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss, pollution and water draw-down.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit the impact human development has on their habitat.