Somatochlora forcipata (Forcipate Emerald)The vast and varied peatlands of the Yellow Bogs area of the Nulhegan Basin in Vermont’s Northeastern Highlands (Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge) appear to be its stronghold in Vermont. Even so, recorded from a half dozen or so other peatland sites around the state including a surprise find at a marginal fen in Washington County.

Considered vulnerable or imperiled in the northeastern United States. Most encounters in Vermont have been in forest openings away from preferred habitat of peatlands and forested streams. Often patrols forest roads roughly one to four meters above ground level.

Conservation Status

State: S2S3, Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Global: G5

Flight Period

June 5 – July 29

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Vermont Distribution