Somatochlora linearis is probably the most often encountered member of its genus in our area, though it is not exceedingly common; it can be found throughout both Alabama and Mississippi. It is usually found along small, woodland streams, either perennial or ephemeral in nature. As with most Emeralds, can also be found hawking for prey late in the day along roadways, powerline cuts, or other openings.
Somatochlora linearis, nymph
ALABAMA, Calhoun County