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  Black Meadowhawk
            Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)

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Range & Habitat:

Currently known from one record in Sussex County in 2002.

Should be looked for near wooded swamps and bogs in the highlands and valley & ridge areas.

Black Meadowhawk 

Description:

Mostly black, with variable yellow markings on the thorax and abdomen, more extensive in females.

Other small black odes either have black wing markings or do not occur in the habitat of Black Meadowhawk.

 

Conservation Status:

State: S? - Not yet ranked

Global: G5 - Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range

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Flight season:

Early Date: 9/20
Late Date: 9/20

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Flight Season

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Number of Records
1
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Months

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Date, distribution, and status data courtesy of Allen Barlow, NJOS

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