Species Name: Somatochlora linearis
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern
Breeding sites include small to medium-sized streams that flow through woods or swamps, with sand or gravel bottoms possibly being an important characteristic. They are most often found away from these in adjacent habitats, however.
Threats to Survival
Massachusetts is the northern limit of its range.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Exact needs are unknown. Hydrologic alteration of the streams they breed in like damming or flow alteration could be affecting them. Pollution is also possibly a threat. Maintaining the natural uplands for feeding and roosting is key to protecting them.