lestes-dryas-1280x870Widely distributed in Vermont, but not quite as common as L. congener or L. disjunctus. Found in the same low to mid-elevation range as L. congener, but at the opposite end of the season with peak abundance in late June and early July. Habitats include a variety of wetlands, but it is more apt to be found in nearby fields and other openings, even along woodland trails or roads, than some of the other Lestes. This species is typical of vernal ponds where it encounters neither dragonfly larvae or fish as predators.

Conservation Status

Vermont: S5
Global: G5

Flight Period

June 11 – Aug 22

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Vermont Distribution