Somatochlora margarita

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Somatochlora margarita
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Corduliidae
Genus: Somatochlora
Species: S. margarita
Binomial name
Somatochlora margarita
Donnelly, 1962

Somatochlora margarita, the Texas emerald, is a species of dragonfly in the family Corduliidae. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitat is rivers.


Somatochlora margarita is native to the two U.S. states of Texas and Louisiana. it is known to inhabit just twelve combined eastern Texas counties and western Louisiana parishes. The Texas emerald is rarely seen by humans because of its tendency of flying up and perching in and or on the canopy in trees or forests.


Further reading[edit]

  • Bried, Jason T.; Mazzacano, Celeste A. (2010). "National review of state wildlife action plans for Odonata species of greatest conservation need". Insect Conservation and Diversity. 3 (2): 61–71. doi:10.1111/j.1752-4598.2010.00081.x. ISSN 1752-458X. 
  • Abbott, John C.; Mynhardt, Glené (2007). "Description of the larva ofSomatochlora margarita(Odonata: Corduiiidae)". International Journal of Odonatology. 10 (2): 129–136. doi:10.1080/13887890.2007.9748295. ISSN 1388-7890.