Clamp-tipped-Emerald-(1)Although often the most abundant Somatochlora flying at any given site, it has a sparse distribution across Vermont. Like many congeners, seems to have a strong presence in the Northeastern Highlands with limited distribution elsewhere. Peatlands and forested streams are preferred breeding habitat, but most often encountered patrolling other openings, including woods roads, open fields or power line rights of way. Distribution may yet turn out to be broader as more observers spend time in the field searching for Somatochlora. Often seems to prefer flying at a height just out of net range.

Status: G5 N5 S3S4

Flight Period: July 8 – August 17

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