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Brilliant emerald

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Anisoptera
Genus  Somatochlora
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Order  Odonata
Family  Corduliidae
Scientific name  Somatochlora metallica
Higher classification  Somatochlora
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Similar  Somatochlora, Downy emerald, Odonate, Somatochlora flavomaculata, Hairy dragonfly

The brilliant emerald, Somatochlora metallica, is a middle-sized species of dragonfly. It is the largest and greenest of the Somatochlora species; 50–55 millimetres (2.0–2.2 in) long.

S. metallica is found across most of northern Eurasia where it is the commonest of its genus. In Great Britain, it is locally common in south east England and has a very restricted population in Scotland.

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Brilliant emerald Wikipedia