Ringed Boghaunter dragonfly – 5/10/23

Observer: John Baur

Observation Date: 5/10/23

Observation Time: 12:04 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR).  The exact location can be seen here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/160951954

Common Name: Ringed Boghaunter dragonfly

Scientific Name: Williamsonia lintneri

Comments: The aquatic nymphs of the ringed boghaunter lives underwater for over a year. In late April to early May they are one of the first dragonflies to emerge from the water as a winged adult. Adults spend most of their time in woodlands basking in the sun and looking for small insects on which to feed.

More Information: Mass.gov