Ischnura verticalis (Eastern Forktail)The most ubiquitous species of Odonata in Vermont. Found in almost every habitat and throughout the flight season, though a few species do outlast it into late fall. Individuals at river sites probably disperse from nearby lentic waters or come from backwater areas of tributaries. Young females can be found almost any time of the year, indicating a lack of distinct generations within a season or an overlap of multiple generations. Occasional andromorphic females are encountered as well as males with broken thoracic stripes resembling Fragile Forktail (I. posita).

Conservation Status

State: S5
Global: G5

Flight Period

April 28 – October 19

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Vermont Distribution