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Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)

 

The Hine's emerald dragonfly is an endangered species found in Illinois, Missouri, Michigan and Wisconsin. Adults lay their eggs in small streams in fens and sedge meadows. After hatching, the aquatic larvae spend up to five years in wetlands before completely maturing and emerging as adult dragonflies.

Hine's emerald dragonfly by John Cabbott

Photo by John Cabbott

 

Status:

Endangered, listed January 26, 1995

 

Critical Habitat Designated Sept. 5, 2007

 

Habitat: Spring fed wetlands, wet meadows and marshes; calcareous streams & associated wetlands overlying dolomite bedrock

 

Lead Region: 3

 

Region 3 Lead Office: Chicago, Illinois Field Office

 

Range: Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin

 

 

Hine's Facts

Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Fact Sheet

 

USFWS Chicago Field Office's Species Spotlight

 

Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Critical Habitat

 

Species Profile (links to National USFWS Endangered Species website)

 

Hine's Recovery

May 2013 Hine's Emerald Dragonfly 5-Year Review (52-page PDF; 450KB)

 

Article: Cooperative Recovery in Chicago for the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly - from Sept. - Oct 2012 Issue of the Endangered Species Bulletin

 

2008 Safe Harbor Agreement for Voluntary Protection of Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Habitat Within Waterfall Forest Preserve, DuPage County, Illinois 19-page PDFAdobe PDF Icon; 3MB

 

2007 S6 Grant Project - Implementation of Recovery Actions for the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) in Illinois and Wisconsin

 

2006 S6 Grant Project - Great Lakes Shoreline Project

 

2005 S6 Grant Project - Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance for Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly in Cook and Will counties, Illinois

 

Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Recovery Plan (September 2001)

 

Groundwater Protection

Final Report Best Management Practices to Protect Groundwater at Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly Larval Sites in Door County, Wisconsin

 

Appendix A: Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Groundwater Contribution Areas with Karst Features and Closed Depression Capture Zones (12-page PDF)

Appendix B: Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Groundwater Contribution Areas among Watersheds and Subwatersheds (3-Page PDF)

Appendix C: Culvert Locations in Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Groundwater Contribution Areas (1-Page PDF)

Appendix D: Land Uses in Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Groundwater Contribution Areas (12-Page PDF)

Appendix E: Land Use and Community Information for Door County Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Groundwater Contribution Areas (23-Page PDF)

Appendix F: Groundwater Protection Zoning Model Ordinance for Door County Towns (4-Page PDF)

Appendix G: Brochure - Protecting Groundwater in Door County (2-Page PDF)

 

Brochure: Protecting Groundwater in Door County (2-Page PDF)

 

Brochure: Chicago-area Brochure

 

Brochure: Groundwater and the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly in Door County - PDF Version

 

Report: Delineation of areas contributing groundwater to springs and wetlands supporting the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly, Door County, WI (May 2008) - PDF Version

 


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Last updated: April 14, 2014