The Quebec Emerald is a rare but unremarkable Somatochlora, striped Emerald. Beyond the brown and metallic green thorax and emerald eyes that are typical for Somatochlora the only distinguishing features that the Quebec Emerald has is a pale spot on the side of the thorax and unique terminal appendages
Males fly low and slowly over the fen. Occasionally they can be found away from the breeding grounds, sometimes joining with other emerald in feeding swarms. Because of their specific breeding habitat this species is very rare and difficult to find. There are a few known breeding locations in Northern Minnesota and there may be more that have not yet been discovered. This species has not been found yet in Wisconsin
Shallow pools located in patterned fens with slow moving sphagnum streams flowing through
Females lay eggs in small pools and flooded game trails running through the fen
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