New York Natural Heritage Program
Subarctic Darner
Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908
Insects

New York State Distribution [-]
This species is known from a single, persistant population in Chenango County in the southern tier, and a single record from nonbreeding habitat at Blue Mountain, Hamilton County in the Adirondacks. There are undoubtedly undocumented populations present in the Adirondacks, but it is less certain that other populations exist outside this region as the species habitat (sphagnum bogs) is much less common in other parts of the state.

Global Distribution [-]
The subarctic darner is a circumpolar species of northern latitudes. Its principal range extends from Canada to northcentral Europe and across Siberia to Japan (Mead 2003). In Canada, it is found from the Yukon, Northwest Territories and western provinces eastward to Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces. In addition to Alaska, this darner has been found in a number of northern states including Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Oregon, and Washington (Needham et al. 2000).
Best Places to See
• Jam Pond at Five Streams State Forest (Chenango County)