Perhaps a lost cause in Vermont, but well worth the search — if for nothing more than its rare status and early flight season (getting you into the field early as well). Bogs are your best bet, but it’s also been found in odd acidic fens in southern New England. Even if this boghaunter does haunt Vermont, it will challenge your observation skills. This dragonfly is tiny and easily overlooked; think of a wooden matchstick with wings. And you’re more likely to find it perching in sunny woodland breaks away from its natal wetland.

Conservation Status

Vermont: SU
Global: G3

Flight Period

Unknown in Vermont. Mid-April to mid-June in Northeast.

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