New York Natural Heritage Program
Spatterdock Darner
Rhionaeschna mutata (Hagen, 1861)
Insects

New York State Distribution [-]
This species has been recorded from just 15 locations in New York. These records come from nine counties in various regions of the state including the southern tier, southern Catskills, southern Hudson Valley, and Long Island. The wide distribution of these counties suggests that the species is likely to occur in other counties in these regions of the state. However, as in other portions of the species' range, it is expected that this darner will be spotty, or local, in its distribution and a large number of populations will not be found.

Global Distribution [-]
This species is uncommon and local within a range restricted to the northeastern United States and southern Ontario. Specifically, the range extends from Maine and southern Ontario, south and west to southern Michigan, southeastern Wisconsin, eastern Illinois, Kentucky, and northern Tennessee, and east to northern Virginia and New England (Dunkle 2000).
Best Places to See
• Lily Lake in Chenango Valley State Park (Broome County)
• Texas Hollow State Forest (Schuyler County)