Treetop Emerald - Somatochlora provocans (Calvert, 1903)

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

Range & Habitat:

Found throughout the coastal plain, this aptly named species is seldom noticed in its normal niche, which is, duh, the tops of trees.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 10 June
Late Date: 10 September

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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See the chart of NJ Striped Emerald male claspers


Conservation Status:
State: S2S3 Rare to imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G4 Apparently secure globally