The Mottled Darner is a mosaic darner of the Great Lakes region and North Eastern United States. It is easily identified by the unique irregular pattern of its thoracic stripes. Usually found in boggy areas with open water or lakes with floating bog mats or other vegetation
Males typically patrol the shorelines of wetland habitat during the afternoon. They usually fly low, close to the water and vegetation, often stopping to hover. Foraging usually occurs along streams and woodland clearings, often joining in swarms with other species in the evenings
Small lakes and ponds with an abundance of water lilies, often bordered by bogs
Females lay eggs alone in mud or aquatic vegetation.
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