Libellula luctuosa (Window Skimmer)Abundant across much of its range on the continent, this species is more common in the western half of Vermont than anywhere else in the state. The Champlain Valley represents the core of its range, with occurrence dropping in the Green Mountains and increasing somewhat through the lowlands of eastern Vermont. Vermont does lie toward the eastern end of the range for this otherwise widespread Libellulid. Lakes and ponds, farm ponds, ditches and slow-moving water, all with emergent vegetation, are preferred habitats. Abundance at given sites can vary.

Conservation Status

State: S5
Global: G5

Flight Period

May 28 – September 5

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Vermont Distribution