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Species Somatochlora ozarkensis - Ozark Emerald

Ozark Emerald - Somatochlora ozarkensis Ozark Emerald - Somatochlora ozarkensis Ozark Emerald - Somatochlora ozarkensis - male Ozark Emerald - Somatochlora ozarkensis - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Corduliidae (Emeralds)
Genus Somatochlora (Striped Emeralds)
Species ozarkensis (Ozark Emerald)
Explanation of Names
Somatochlora ozarkensis Bird, 1933
Range
Ozark region of c. US (OK-AR-MO-KS) - Map (OC)
Habitat
Forest streams with moderate riffles.
Life Cycle
flies from just after daybreak to early morning or during the late evening, but is rarely seen during the day - OC
Remarks
Type Locality: Cunneotubby Creek near Wilburton in Latimer County, Oklahoma
See Also
Texas Emerald (S. margarita) has basal spots on abdominal segments 4-8.
Fine-lined Emerald (S. filosa) has narrower lateral thoracic stripes. - OC
Print References
Bird, R.D. 1933. Somatochlora ozarkensis, a new species from Oklahoma. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich. 261: 1-7.
Smith-Patten, B.D, M.A.Patten, M.J. Dreiling, and J. Fisher. 2007. Phenology and new county records of Odonata of northeastern Oklahoma. Publications of the Oklahoma Biological Survey 8: 1-13.
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