Species Name: Enallagma pictum
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened
Acidic, sandy ponds (including coastal plain ponds) with floating vegetation, often with water lilies.
Threats to Survival
Habitat loss, contamination from highway run-off, alteration of the water levels through water pumping and off-road vehicle use.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Maintaining water quality, protecting wetlands and adjoining upland buffers, controlling road run-off, maintaining sufficient water levels and upland habitats.