New York Natural Heritage Program
Comet Darner
Anax longipes Hagen, 1861

New York State Distribution [-]
The current stronghold is on Long Island where there are numerous occupied Coastal Plain Ponds. It ranges northward up the Hudson Valley to Albany County. Further inland, it has been reported from the Susquehanna watershed in Schuyler and Chenango Counties. A recent range extension was documented in far southwestern New York (White et al., 2010).

Global Distribution [-]
The Comet Darner is considered a tropical species (Hine 1913) and the center of its North American distribution lies in southern Kentucky. It ranges north to New Brunswick, south to Cuba and west to Texas and Wisconsin.
Best Places to See
• Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary (Chautauqua County)
• Robert Cushman Murphy County Park (Suffolk County)