Ski-tipped Emerald Somatochlora elongata (Scudder, 1866)S2 (State rare)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Corduliidae   >   Genus Somatochlora   

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Ski-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora elongata) is a northeastern species of emerald, found at higher elevations down the Appalachians. They usually prefer slow-moving creeks and small rivers (Paulson, 2011), but also occasionally in well-oxygenated ponds. In Maryland, there is a single historic record from Montgomery Co. (perhaps a transient), and current records from Garrett Co., where it is considered rare (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). This species is ranked as S2 (state rare) in Maryland.

There are 25 records in the project database.

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Ski-tipped Emerald in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/12/2008). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Ski-tipped Emerald in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/23/2008). In Maryland, Ski-tipped Emeralds are considered state rare (S2). There is one historic record from Montgomery County. All other records have been from Garrett County. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Ski-tipped Emerald in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/12/2008). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Ski-tipped Emerald in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/12/2008). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Ski-tipped Emerald in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/12/2008). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Ski-tipped Emerald in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/12/2008). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Ski-tipped Emerald in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/5/2022). (c) Josh Emm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Ski-tipped Emerald in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/9/2020). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rborchelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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