Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Aeshna tuberculifera - Black-tipped Darner

Ovipositing - Aeshna tuberculifera - female Darner - Aeshna tuberculifera Black-tipped Darner (andromorph), dorsal view of appendages - Aeshna tuberculifera - female Black-tipped Darner - Aeshna tuberculifera - male unidentified dragonfly - Aeshna tuberculifera unidentified darner (dorsal view) - Aeshna tuberculifera Dragonfly Identification - Aeshna tuberculifera Aeshna verticalis (for Dan Jackson) - Aeshna tuberculifera
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Aeshnidae (Darners)
Genus Aeshna (Mosaic Darners)
Species tuberculifera (Black-tipped Darner)
One of 20 Nearctic species in the genus.
Average size 7.6 centimeters.
Lateral thoracic stripes straight and narrow; Frontal thoracic stripes long and narrow. Abdominal segment ten is black. Female has a slender abdomen, constricted sharply at segement three. Female has a long ovipositor.
Northeastern U.S. and Southeastern Canada. Also a smaller disjunct population in far northwestern U.S. and far Southwestern Canada.
Ponds and lakes, with a preference for acidic ones; also found along streams.
Summer and Fall.
Small flying insects.
Female has two forms, one with blue abdominal spots, the other (scarcer) with yellow spots.
Print References