Petite Emerald Dorocordulia lepida (Hagen in Selys, 1871)SH (Historical)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Corduliidae   >   Genus Dorocordulia   


Petite Emerald (Dorocordulia lepida) ranges from New Jersey through New England into maritime Canada. It occurs at lakes, bog ponds, and slow-flowing streams through cedar swamps (Paulson, 2011; Dunkle, 2000). This species formerly was recorded historically from Montgomery Co., but is presumed extirpated (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 2 records in the project database.

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A Petite Emerald near Webbs Mill, New Jersey (6/21/2007). Maryland has one historical record of Petite Emerald in Montgomery County. Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

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