Wisconsin Ecological Services Field Office

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Green Bay, WI 54229-9565
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e-mail: GreenBay@fws.gov


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Hine's Emerald Dragonfly

(Somatochlora hineana)


The only dragonfly protected by the federal Endangered Species Act is the Hine's emerald dragonfly. Its largest population is in Door Country, Wisconsin. The Hine's also lives in Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri but has been extirpated from Alabama, Indiana, and Ohio. 


Hine's emerald dragonfly

Photo by Dan Soluk

Recovery of the Hine's in Wisconsin

Recovery actions have centered on protection of the landbase that supports habitat for this dragonfly and protection of water quality in the wetlands where the Hine's is found.


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


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


Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Recovery Plan (September 2001)


Hine's in the News


Wisconsin Public Television's "Inside Wisconsin: Hine's emerald dragonfly" (May 15, 2008).


Critical Habitat

In Wisconsin, critical habitat for the Hine's is in Door and Ozaukee counties. A Final Rule that designated Hine's critical habitat was published in the Federal Register on September 5, 2007. A revision to the designation was published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2010.


Maps showing the locations of Hine's emerald dragonfly critical habitat in Wisconsin


Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Critical Habitat Information (links to our Regional web pages) - Includes proposed rules, final rules, and outreach documents related to each action.


Critical Habitat Fact Sheet




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Last updated: January 7, 2020