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Hine's Emerald Dragonfly
This dragonfly was originally discovered in Ohio, but by the mid-1900's it was believed to be extinct.
The populations are generally small, isolated, and vulnerable to habitat loss or modifications as well as individual mortality. The Hine's emerald dragonfly was listed as Endangered in 1995.
The Chicago Illinois Field Office is the lead office for coordinating the Service's efforts to recover this species. In addition to arranging periodic meetings of the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Recovery Team, we network and consult with other dragonfly experts. We also completed the approved recovery plan, and have helped implement other range-wide actions to recover this species.