Libellula incesta (Slaty Skimmer)Can be common and hard to miss at ponds and lakes, particularly in the southern half of the state. Although not often found in the mountains of northern Vermont, it does occur in the higher-elevation ponds and wetlands of southern Vermont, as well as ponds and lakes of the Taconic Mountains and Piedmont regions. Curiously, the first record of this species is a museum specimen labeled as Burlington, Vermont, from 1975. Since then, the species has only recently been recorded from that part of the state, though it appears to be expanding northward and is expected to become more common in the Champlain Valley.

Conservation Status

State: S5
Global: G5

Flight Period

June 14 – October 10

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Vermont Distribution