Ski-tipped Emerald - Somatochlora elongata (Scudder, 1866)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:

Recently added to the state list, Ski-tailed Emerald has been recorded from Sussex and Morris county but should be looked for elsewhere in the highlands and valley & ridge provinces.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 28 June
Late Date: 11 July

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Lateral - Photo by Karl Legler
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See the chart of NJ Striped Emerald male claspers


Conservation Status:
State: S1 Critically imperiled in NJ
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range