Somatochlora walshii (Brush-tipped Emerald)The most widely distributed Somatochlora in Vermont, with records from every biophysical region of the state, it is somewhat predictable but never abundant at any given site. Prefers slow, clear streams through bogs, fens and marshes. Seems to be more predictable at its preferred habitat than Vermont’s two other common Somatochlora species. Often flying lower than other members of the same genus and may also be the Somatochlora easiest to catch in the state. This may account for some of its apparently greater distribution, particularly compared to S. williamsoni.

Status: G5 N4 S4

Flight Period: June 5 – August 28

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