calopteryx-maculata-bryan-pfeifferWidely distributed across the state, from small, high elevation streams to larger, slower flowing river mouths. Found at a wide variety of elevations and flow rates, this damselfly is probably one of the best known among casual naturalists due to its distinctive, eye-catching appearance and common occurrence near sites where people frequent. Males often perch in good numbers on streamside vegetation and exhibit flashy courtship displays. This has the longest recorded flight season of any of our Calopterygidae.


Vermont: S5
Global: G5

Flight Period

May 24 – Oct 29

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Vermont Distribution