Fawn Darner

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Fawn Darner
Boyeria vinosa
2.4-2.8" E-May — E-Nov
Uncommon
Habitat: Widespread on slow-moving rivers & streams w/ rocky substrate; shady edges close to banks; often near rapids. Semi-crepuscular. Male usually seen exploring the edges of rivers or streams, flying close to the surface of the water, and investigating every nook & cranny without hovering. Most of day hangs under twigs in forests (often conifers).
Fawm Darner (M)

Male
July 17, 2013
River Road (PVSP)
Bonnie Ott

Fawn Darner (M)

Male
September 5, 2006
Howard County
June Tveekrem

Fawn Darner (M)

Male
August 27, 2013
David Force WMA
Bonnie Ott

Fawn Darner (M)

Male
September 14, 2002
Gorman NRA
June Tveekrem

Fawn Darner (F)

Female
August 31, 1997
Columbia
Bob Solem

Fawn Darner (larva)

Larva
October 14, 1998
Font Hill Park
Bob Solem

Fawn Darner (exuviae)

Exuviae
July 8, 1999
Patuxent River State Park
Jo Solem