Additions, Deletions, Questions
is the most under-surveyed state in the
northeast for Odonates. Information has been scattered and not well organized.
In an effort to assimilate this data, we have listed approximately 133 species
of Odonata that have been recorded from
. Six of these have been added in the
past two years. Evidence indicates there are likely to be at least another 15
species in the state that have yet to be recorded. Some historical records have
been removed based on lack of sufficient evidence. Data is being compiled from
state level distributions from
, Westfall & May, reports to the
state Natural Heritage program, dot-map data, recent collecting activity, and
museum collections. The summary data is available on an "Odonata of
Vermont" website in an effort to encourage more odonatist interest and
activity in the state.
Michael Blust is Professor of Biology at
. His M.S. Thesis was on the Life History of Stylogomphus albistylus at
. He earned his Ph.D. in Entomology at
studying grasshopper - host plant interactions.
Info: Michael Blust, Department of Science and Math, Green Mountain College,
One College Circle, Poultney, VT 05764. Email: BlustM@greenmtn.edu