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Corduliidae - Green Eyed Skimmers, Emerald Dragonflies

 

Classification

 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Arthropoda
 Subphylum: Hexapoda
 Class: Insecta
 Order: Odonata
 Family: Corduliidae

Mocha EmeraldThe dragonflies in this family are large, usually between 1.5 and 3 inches in length. They have bright green eyes, and many species are black with metallic green or yellow markings.

Green-eyed skimmers and emerald dragonflies are found near wooded ponds and streams.

The ringed boghaunter (Williamsonia lintneri ) is one of the species in this family. It is a rare dragonfly found only in Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Wisconsin and New Hampshire. It is an endangered species in New Hampshire and Maine.

The ringed boghaunter is a little over an inch in length. It is black with yellow or orange rings on its abdomen. It has a yellow face and mouth and bright bluish-green eyes. The ringed boghaunter is found in acidic bogs, fens, and wetlands with sphagnum ( peat moss). It is one of the first dragonflies to appear in the spring. It is usually seen from late April to June.

galleryCorduliidae Photo Gallery

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct Not Enough DataNot Enough Data
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.

U.S. Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Endangered in US Endangered in US Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife. Click on U.S. status icon to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife species profile.
  New Hampshire Status Key
Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Breeds in NH Breeds in NH (birds)
Status taken from NH Fish and Game

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH More Info Click for More Info picture Click for Image

  New Hampshire Species

 

  North American Species

American Emerald - Cordulia shurtleffii North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Petite Emerald -
Dorocordulia lepida North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Racket-tailed Emerald - Dorocordulia libera North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Beaverpond Baskettail - Epitheca canis Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Common Baskettail - Epitheca cynosura North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Prince Baskettail - Epitheca princeps  North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Spiny Baskettail - Epitheca spinigera North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Uhler's Sundragon - Helocordulia uhleri Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Umber Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia obsoleta Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Stygian Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia yamaskanensis North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Ringed Emerald -  Somatochlora albicincta North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Lake Emerald - Somatochlora cingulata Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Ski-tailed Emerald - Somatochlora elongata  North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Forcipate Emerald - Somatochlora forcipata North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Delicate Emerald - Somatochlora franklini
Least Concern  North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Coppery Emerald -  Somatochlora georgiana Not Enough Data North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Incurvate Emerald - Somatochlora incurvata Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Kennedy's Emerald - Somatochlora kennedyi North America New Hampshire Species  More Info
Mocha Emerald - Somatochlora linearis North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Ocellated Emerald - Somatochlora minor North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Clamp-tipped Emerald - Somatochlora tenebrosa North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Brush-tipped Emerald - Somatochlora walshii North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Williamson's Emerald - Somatochlora williamsoni North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Ebony Boghaunter - Williamsonia fletcheri North America New Hampshire Species More Info
Ringed Boghaunter - Williamsonia lintneri Vulnerable Endangered in NH North America New Hampshire Species
More Info

 

Dot-winged Baskettail - Epitheca petechialis North America image More Info
Sepia Baskettail - Epitheca sepia North America image More Info
Robust Baskettail - Epitheca spinosa Not Enough Data North America More Info
Florida Baskettail - Epitheca stella Least Concern North America image More Info
Sely's Sundragon - Helocordulia selysii North America image More Info
Alabama Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia alabamensis Least Concern North America More Info
Smoky Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia molesta North America More Info
Cinnamon Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia virginiensis Least Concern North America More Info
Quebec Emerald - Somatochlora brevicincta Least Concern North America More Info
Calvert's Emerald - Somatochlora calverti Near Threatened North America More Info
Plains Emerald - Somatochlora ensigera  North America More Info
Fine-lined Emerald - Somatochlora filosa North America image More Info
Hine's Emerald - Somatochlora hineana Near Threatened Endangered North America image More Info
Hudsonian Emerald - Somatochlora hudsonica Least Concern North America More Info
Texas Emerald - Somatochlora margarita Vulnerable North America More Info
Ozark Emerald - Somatochlora ozarkensis Near Threatened North America More Info
Treetop Emerald - Somatochlora provocans North America image More Info
Treeline Emerald - Somatochlora sahlbergi Not Enough Data Asia Europe North America More Info
Mountain Emerald - Somatochlora semicircularis North America More Info
Muskeg Emerald - Somatochlora septentrionalis North America More Info
Whitehouse's Emerald - Somatochlora whitehousei  North America More Info

Selected Species Around the World

Aeschnosoma rustica Not Enough Data South America
Dusk Dragonfly - Antipodochlora braueri Least Concern Australia More Info
Eastern Hawk - Austrocordulia refracta Australia image More Info
Sydney Hawk - Austrocordulia leonardi Critically Endangered Australia More Info
Downy Emerald - Cordulia aenea Least Concern Asia Europe image More Info
Tropical Shutwing - Cordulephya bidens Not Enough Data Australia
Eurasian Baskettail - Epitheca bimaculata Least Concern Asia Europe image More Info
Epitheca marginata  Least Concern Asia
African Emerald - Hemicordulia africana Least Concern Africa
Hemicordulia apoensis  Endangered Asia
Hemicordulia asiatica   Endangered Asia
Australian Emerald- Hemicordulia australiae Least Concern Asia Australia image More Info
Fat-bellied Emerald - Hemicordulia continentalis Least Concern Australia More Info
Hemicordulia fidelis Least Concern Australia
Hemicordulia hilbrandi Not Enough Data Asia
Yellow-spotted Emerald - Hemicordulia intermedia Least Concern Australia
Pilbara Emerald - Hemicordulia koomina Near Threatened Australia More Info
Hemicordulia lulico Least Concern Australia
Hemicordulia mindana Near Threatened Asia
Hemicordulia mumfordi Not Enough Data Australia
Hemicordulia oceanica Not Enough Data Australia
Hemicordulia ogasawarensis Endangered Asia
Hemicordulia okinawensis Least Concern Asia
Hemicordulia similis Least Concern Africa
Tau Emerald- Hemicordulia tau Australia image More Info
Hemicordulia tenera Least Concern Asia

 

Heteronaias heterodoxa Least Concern Asia
Queensland Swiftwing - Lathrocordulia garrisoni Not Enough Data Australia More Info
Libellulosoma minuta  Not Enough Data Africa
Metaphya elongata
Vulnerable Australia
Metaphya tillyardi  Least Concern Asia Australia
Forest Mosquitohawk - Micromidia atrifrons Least Concern Australia More Info
Navicordulia amazonica  Not Enough Data South America
Navicordulia atlantica  Not Enough Data South America
Orange-spotted Emerald - Oxygastra curtisii Near Threatened Africa Europe image More Info
Western Swamp Emerald - Procordulia affinis Least Concern Australia More Info
Procordulia asahinai  Not Enough Data Asia
Yellow Spotted Dragonfly -Procordulia grayi Least Concern Australia
Eastern Swamp Emerald - Procordulia jacksoniensis Least Concern Australia
Procordulia karnyi Near Threatened Asia
Procordulia lompobatang 
Endangered Asia
Ranger Dragonfly - Procordulia smithii Least Concern Australia
Alpine Emerald - Somatochlora alpestris Asia Europe image More Info
Northern Emerald - Somatochlora arctica Europe image More Info
Bulgarian Emerald - Somatochlora borisi Vulnerable Asia Europe More Info
Somatochlora daviesi  Not Enough Data Asia
Somatochlora dido  Least Concern Asia
Yellow-spotted Emerald-Somatochlora flavomaculata Least Concern Asia Europe image
Balkan Emerald - Somatochlora meridionalis Least Concern Asia Europe
Brilliant Emerald - Somatochlora metallica Least Concern Asia Europe image More Info
Yellow Presba - Syncordulia gracilis Vulnerable Africa image More Info
Mahogany Presba - Syncordulia venator Vulnerable Africa More Info

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio New Hampshire Species NH Species

Alabama Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia alabamensis profile Photos Least Concern North America
The Alabama shadowdragon is found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. It is found in coastal regions.
Source: Odonata Central Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Alpine Emerald - Somatochlora alpestris profile Photos Asia Europe
The Alpine emerald is found in Sweden, Finland, Norway , central Europe, and northeast Asia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

American Emerald - Cordulia shurtleffii Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The American emerald is found from Alaska east across Canada to Labrador and south to California, Ohio, and Connecticut.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

American Emerald - Cordulia shurtleffii profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
Adult American emeralds eat  mosquitoes, flies, butterflies, moths, mayflies, and stoneflies.
Source: Digital Atlas of Idaho Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Australian Emerald- Hemicordulia australiae profile Photos Least Concern Asia Australia
The Australian emerald is found in Australia, Indonesia, and New Zealand.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Beaverpond Baskettail - Epitheca canis profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The beaverpond baskettail is found in Canada and the northern U.S. It is found across New Hampshire in the late spring.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Brilliant Emerald - Somatochlora metallica profile Photos Least Concern Asia Europe
The brilliant emerald is found in Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia , Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, the Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Broad-tailed Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia michaeli profile Photos Not Enough Data North America
The broad-tailed shadowdragon is found in New Brunswick and Ontario, Canada and in Maine.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Brush-tipped Emerald - Somatochlora walshii profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The brush-tipped emerald is found throughout southern Canada and the northern United States. It is found throughout New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Brush-tipped Emerald - Somatochlora walshii profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The brush-tipped emerald is found in lake outlets, pond outlets, and small streams that go through bogs, fens, or marshes.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bulgarian Emerald - Somatochlora borisi profile Photos Vulnerable Asia Europe
The Bulgarian emerald is found in Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey .
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Calvert's Emerald - Somatochlora calverti profile Photos Near Threatened North America
Calvert's emerald is found in Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama.
Source: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Cinnamon Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia virginiensis Photos Least Concern North America
The cinnamon shadowdragon is found in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Clamp-tipped Emerald - Somatochlora tenebrosa Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The clamp-tipped emerald is found throughout eastern United States and southeast Canada. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Clamp-tipped Emerald - Somatochlora tenebrosa profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The clamp-tipped emerald is found in shady forest waters.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Common Baskettail - Epitheca cynosura profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The common baskettail is found in eastern Canada and the eastern United States. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Common Baskettail - Epitheca cynosura profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The common baskettail is found near ponds and lakes.
Source: Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Coppery Emerald -  Somatochlora georgiana profile Photos Not Enough Data North America New Hampshire Species
The coppery emerald is found in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. In New Hampshire it is found in southeast New New Hampshire.
Source: Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Delicate Emerald - Somatochlora franklini Photos Least Concern  North America New Hampshire Species
The delicate emerald is found in Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland I, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward I., Québec,and Saskatchewan in Canada and in Alaska, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin in the U.S. In New Hampshire it is rare and found from the White Mountains north.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Delicate Emerald - Somatochlora franklini profile Photos Least Concern  North America New Hampshire Species
The delicate emerald is around 1.7 inches in length.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Delicate Emerald - Somatochlora franklini profile Photos Least Concern  North America New Hampshire Species
The delicate emerald  is found in sedge- and moss-filled fens, at the foot of hillsides below seepage or in wide-open meadows.
Source: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dot-winged Baskettail - Epitheca petechialis profile Photos North America
The Dot-winged Baskettail is found in the midwest from Nebraska to Texas.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Downy Emerald - Cordulia aenea profile Photos Least Concern Asia Europe
The downy emerald is found in northern Eurasia.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dusk Dragonfly - Antipodochlora braueri profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The dusk dragonfly  is found in North Island, New Zealand.
Source: T.E.R:R.A.I.N Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Eastern Hawk - Austrocordulia refracta profile Photos Australia
The eastern hawk is found in Australia.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ebony Boghaunter - Williamsonia fletcheri profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The ebony boghaunter is found in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada, It is found in New Hampshire in the Spring.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ebony Boghaunter - Williamsonia fletcheri profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The ebony boghaunter is around 1.1 to 1.4 inches in length.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ebony Boghaunter - Williamsonia fletcheri profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The ebony boghaunter is found in bogs and swampy wetlands.
Source: Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Fat-bellied Emerald - Hemicordulia continentalis profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The fat-bellied emerald is found in Australia.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Fine-lined Emerald - Somatochlora filosa profile Photos North America
The fine-lined emerald is found in the eastern U.S. from New Jersey south to Florida and west to Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Indiana.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Florida Baskettail - Epitheca stella profile Photos Least Concern North America
The Florida baskettail is found in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Forest Mosquitohawk - Micromidia atrifrons profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The forest mosquitohawk is found in Australia  from northeastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Forcipate Emerald - Somatochlora forcipata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The forcipate emerald is found across Canada south into Michigan, Minnesota, and West Virginia. In New England, it is found in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. It is rare in New Hampshire.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Forcipate Emerald - Somatochlora forcipata profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The forcipate emerald is found near pools in bogs and small forested streams.
Source: Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Hine's Emerald - Somatochlora hineana profile Photos Near Threatened Endangered North America
Hine's emerald is found in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Hine's Emerald - Somatochlora hineana profile Photos Near Threatened Endangered North America
Hine's emerald is threatened by habitat destruction.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Hine's Emerald - Somatochlora hineana profile Photos Near Threatened Endangered North America
Hine's emerald is  about 2.5 inches in length.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Hudsonian Emerald - Somatochlora hudsonica profile Photos Least Concern North America
The Hudsonian emerald is found in Canada in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon. In the U.S. it is found in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Incurvate Emerald - Somatochlora incurvata Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The incurvate emerald is found in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Québec provinces in Canada and in Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in the U.S. It is rare in New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Incurvate Emerald - Somatochlora incurvata profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The incurvate emerald is found in bog pools and open wet sedge meadows.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Kennedy's Emerald - Somatochlora kennedyi Photos North America New Hampshire Species 
Kennedy's emerald is found in from the Canadian Maritime provinces west to Manitoba and the Northwest Territories and south to Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. It is rare in New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Kennedy's Emerald - Somatochlora kennedyi profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species 
Kennedy's emerald is found in slow-moving streams, red maple swamps, and marshes and bogs.
Source: Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Kennedy's Emerald - Somatochlora kennedyi profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species 
Kennedy's emerald is around 1.9 to 2.2 inches in length.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lake Emerald - Somatochlora cingulata Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The lake emerald is found in southern Canada and the northeastern United States. It is found in New Hampshire from the White Mountains north.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lake Emerald - Somatochlora cingulata profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The lake emerald is 2.2 to 2.7 inches in length.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mahogany Presba - Syncordulia venator Photos Vulnerable Africa
The mahogany presba is found in South Africa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mocha Emerald - Somatochlora linearis profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The mocha emerald is found in the eastern U.S. from New Hampshire south to Florida and west to Michigan, Iowa and Texas. It is found in southeastern New Hampshire, but it is restricted to large rivers.
Source: Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mocha Emerald - Somatochlora linearis profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The mocha emerald is found in permanent and temporary forest streams
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mocha Emerald - Somatochlora linearis Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The mocha emerald is around 2.2-2.7 inches in length.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mountain Emerald - Somatochlora semicircularis Photos North America North America
The mountain emerald is found in the northwestern U.S.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mountain Emerald - Somatochlora semicircularis Photos North America North America
The mountain emerald is found near marshy bogs and ponds.
Source: Digital Atlas of Idaho Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Muskeg Emerald - Somatochlora septentrionalis Photos North America
The Muskeg emerald is found in Canada.
Source: Dragonflies of British Columbia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Northern Emerald - Somatochlora arctica profile Photos Europe
The northern emerald is found in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Poland, Scotland and Ireland.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Ocellated Emerald - Somatochlora minor Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The ocellated emerald is found throughout Canada and the northern United States. It is found in New Hampshire from the White Mountains north.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ocellated Emerald - Somatochlora minor profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The ocellated emerald is usually found at clear, slow flowing forest streams.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Orange-spotted Emerald - Oxygastra curtisii profile Photos Near Threatened Africa Europe
The orange-spotted emerald is found in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Orange-spotted Emerald - Oxygastra curtisii profile Photos Near Threatened Africa Europe
The orange-spotted emerald is found near muddy, slow-flowing rivers and streams.
Source: British Dragonfly Society Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Ozark Emerald - Somatochlora ozarkensis profile Photos Near Threatened North America
The Ozark emerald is found in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
Source: Missouri Department of Conservation Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Petite Emerald -Dorocordulia lepida profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The petite emerald is found in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Pilbara Emerald - Hemicordulia koomina profile Photos Near Threatened Australia
The Pilbara emerald is found in Western Australia.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Plains Emerald - Somatochlora ensigera profile Photos North America
The plains emerald is found in the northern Great Plains states.
Source: BugGuice Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Plains Emerald - Somatochlora ensigera profile Photos North America
The plains emerald is around 2 inches in length.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Plains Emerald - Somatochlora ensigera profile Photos North America
The plains emerald is usually found near small, clear, sandy, flowing streams.
Source: Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Plains Emerald - Somatochlora ensigera profile Photos North America
The plains emerald has a yellow face.
Source: Montana Field Guide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Prince Baskettail - Epitheca princeps  profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The prince baskettail is found in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Prince Baskettail - Epitheca princeps  profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The Prince baskettail is found near lakes, ponds, slow-moving streams, and rivers.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Quebec Emerald - Somatochlora brevicincta Photos Least Concern North America
The Quebec emerald is found in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Québec, Canada and in the northern U.S. bordering Canada. It is found in Maine.
Source: Odonata Central Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Queensland Swiftwing - Lathrocordulia garrisoni profile Photos Not Enough Data Australia
The Queensland swiftwing is found in Australia.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Racket-tailed Emerald - Dorocordulia libera profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The racket-tailed emerald is found in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Racket-tailed Emerald - Dorocordulia libera profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The racket-tailed emerald is found near ponds, lake coves, bogs, and bog-edged slow streams.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ringed Emerald -  Somatochlora albicincta profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The ringed emerald is found in southern Canada and the northern U.S. In New Hampshire, it is found from the White Mountains north, but it is rare.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ringed Emerald -  Somatochlora albicincta profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The ringed emerald is found near lakes, ponds and sometimes rivers.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ringed Boghaunter - Williamsonia lintneri profile Photos Vulnerable Endangered in NH North America New Hampshire Species
The ringed boghaunter is found from Maine south to New Jersey. It is also found in Wisconsin and Michigan. It is found in southeastern New Hampshire in the spring, but it is rare.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Ringed Boghaunter - Williamsonia lintneri profile Photos Vulnerable Endangered in NH North America New Hampshire Species
The ringed boghaunter is found in acidic sedge fens and sphagnum bogs.
Source: Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ringed Boghaunter - Williamsonia lintneri Photos Vulnerable Endangered in NH North America New Hampshire Species
The ringed boghaunter is around 1.5 inches in length.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ringed Boghaunter - Williamsonia lintneri profile Vulnerable Endangered in NH North America New Hampshire Species
Breeding locations in New Hampshire for the ringed boghaunter are recorded for only four towns, Durham, Kingston, Amherst, and Litchfield.
Source: UNH Cooperative Extension Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Robust Baskettail - Epitheca spinosa profile Photos Not Enough Data North America
The robust baskettail is found in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Robust Baskettail - Epitheca spinosa profile Photos Not Enough Data North America
The robust baskettail is around 1.7 inches in length.
Source: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Sely's Sundragon - Helocordulia selysii Photos North America
Sely's sundragon is found in the southeastern U.S.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Sepia Baskettail - Epitheca sepia profile Photos North America
The sepia baskettail is found in the southeastern U.S.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ski-tailed Emerald - Somatochlora elongata profile Photos  North America New Hampshire Species
The ski-tailed emerald is found from the Canadian Maritime Provinces west to Ontario, Canada and south to Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. It is found in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Georgia. In New England, it is found in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. It is found across New Hampshire.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ski-tailed Emerald - Somatochlora elongata profile Photos  North America New Hampshire Species
The ski-tailed emerald is also known as the ski-tipped emerald.
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Ski-tailed Emerald - Somatochlora elongata profile Photos  North America New Hampshire Species
In New England, the ski-tailed emerald is in flight in July and August.
Source: Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Smoky Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia molesta Photos North America
The smoky shadowdragon is found in the southeastern U.S.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Spiny Baskettail - Epitheca spinigera profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The spiny baskettail is found in the northern U.S. and southern Canada. It is found in New Hampshire in the Spring.
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Spiny Baskettail - Epitheca spinigera profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The spiny baskettail is found near ponds, slow streams, and marshy lakes and seems to like slow moving acidic water.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Stygian Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia yamaskanensis Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The stygian shadowdragon is found in the eastern United States. It is found in New Hampshire, but it is restricted to large rivers.
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Stygian Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia yamaskanensis profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
The stygian shadowdragon is found near clear lakes and large rivers.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Sydney Hawk - Austrocordulia leonardi Photos Critically Endangered Australia
The  Sydney hawk is found in Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Tau Emerald- Hemicordulia tau profile Photos Australia
The Tau emerald is found in Australia.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Texas Emerald - Somatochlora margarita Photos Vulnerable North America
The Texas emerald is also known as the Big Thicket emerald dragonfly. It is found in Louisiana and Texas.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Treeline Emerald - Somatochlora sahlbergi Not Enough Data Asia Europe North America
The treeline emerald is found at or near the arctic treeline in Alaska, Canada, Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden.
Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Treetop Emerald - Somatochlora provocans profile Photos North America
The treetop emerald is found from New Jersey south to Florida and west to Missouri and Louisiana.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Uhler's Sundragon - Helocordulia uhleri profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Uhler's Sundragon is found in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. It is found across New Hampshire in the late Spring.
Source: Odonata Central Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Uhler's Sundragon - Helocordulia uhleri profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Uhler's Sundragon is found near small forest streams and sometimes near lakes.
Source: BugGuide Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Umber Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia obsoleta profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The Umber shadowdragon is found in the eastern U.S. It is found in New Hampshire, but it is restricted to large rivers.
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Umber Shadowdragon - Neurocordulia obsoleta profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The Umber shadowdragon is found near lakes and rivers.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Western Swamp Emerald - Procordulia affinis profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The western swamp emerald is found in Western Australia.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Whitehouse's Emerald - Somatochlora whitehousei  profile Photos North America
Whitehouse's emerald  is found in Canada, Washington, and Montana.
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Whitehouse's Emerald - Somatochlora whitehousei  profile Photos North America
Whitehouse's emerald  is near small to moderate-sized ponds and bogs with lots of vegetation.
Source: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Williamson's Emerald - Somatochlora williamsoni Photos North America New Hampshire Species
Williamson's emerald is found in the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada. It is found across New Hampshire.
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Williamson's Emerald - Somatochlora williamsoni profile Photos North America New Hampshire Species
Williamson's emerald is 2.0 to 2.3 inches in length.
Source: Wisconsin Odonata Survey Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Yellow Presba - Syncordulia gracilis Photos Vulnerable Africa
The  yellow presba is found in South Africa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes