Mocha Emerald Somatochlora linearis (Hagen, 1861)S3S4    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Corduliidae   >   Genus Somatochlora   

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Mocha Emerald (Somatochlora linearis) is a widespread striped emerald species distributed through much of eastern North America. This species breeds in small creeks and streams with gravel or sand deposits flowing through forested habitats (Paulson, 2011). This subtly beautiful species is considered uncommon in Maryland, and has been recorded from most counties in Maryland (Richard Orr's The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). It is ranked S3 (watch list species).

There are 55 records in the project database.

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A male Mocha Emerald in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/5/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A female Mocha Emerald in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/24/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A female Mocha Emerald in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/17/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Mocha Emerald in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/3/2015). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Mocha Emerald in Millington WMA, Kent Co., Maryland (6/26/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

A close-up of the head and thorax of a Mocha Emerald found in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/3/2009). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Mocha Emerald in Charles Co., Maryland (7/4/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Mocha Emerald in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/24/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Mocha Emerald in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/17/2021). (c) Benjamin Schwartz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Benjamin Schwartz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mocha Emerald in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/5/2018). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rborchelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

The male terminal appendages of a Mocha Emerald in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/5/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Female terminal appendages of a Mocha Emerald in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/17/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Mocha Emerald in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/15/2021). (c) jasoneavery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

A Mocha Emerald in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/6/2020). Verified by Mike Moore/Odonata Central. Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

Mocha Emerald in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/15/2021). (c) jasoneavery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

Mocha Emerald in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/24/2021). (c) jasoneavery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)


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