Erythemis simplicicollis (Common Pondhawk)Although cosmopolitan in its habitat preferences, it is not as widespread in Vermont as might be expected. Common and easily located in the lowlands of the Champlain Valley, its unmistakable stronghold in the state, and to a lesser extent in the Connecticut River Valley, but more sparsely distributed in the higher elevation regions. Vermont does lie toward the eastern end of this species’ range in the Northeast. Listed as vulnerable (S3) in Maine and imperiled (S2) in Quebec. Breeds in lakes, ponds, marshes, streams and ditches – all usually with emergent vegetation. Often seen feeding on other dragonflies.

Conservation Status

State: S5
Global: G5 N5 S5

Flight Period

May 31- August 23

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Vermont Distribution