PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1995
CRITICAL HABITAT: 26,532 acres in Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Illinois designated in 2010
RECOVERY PLAN: 2001
RANGE: Scattered sites in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri
THREATS: Habitat destruction, urban sprawl, off-road vehicles, agricultural development, road and pipeline construction, logging, and groundwater contamination from pesticides and other contaminants
POPULATION TREND: Population densities of the Hine’s emerald dragonfly are unknown throughout much of the species’ range. What is certain is that only a few scattered breeding populations remain intact.