New York Natural Heritage Program
Comet Darner
Anax longipes Hagen, 1861
Comet Darner Jennifer Schlick
Family: Darners (Aeshnidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2S3
A State Rarity Rank of S2S3 means: Imperiled or Vulnerable in New York - Very vulnerable to disappearing from New York, or vulnerable to becoming imperiled in New York, due to rarity or other factors; typically 6 to 80 populations or locations in New York, few individuals, restricted range, few remaining acres (or miles of stream), and/or recent and widespread declines. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
Although not breeding in every year, a population of Comet Darners has persisted at a pond in central Pennsylvania for over five decades (Shiffer and White 1995).

State Ranking Justification [-]
This species is confined to the southern half of the state and most of the known occurrences are at imperiled (S2) Coastal Plain Ponds on Long Island. Further upstate, it has been found breeding at a few widely scattered locations in many different types of pond habitats.

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