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Northern emerald

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Odonata
Family  Corduliidae
Scientific name  Somatochlora arctica
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Suborder  Anisoptera
Genus  Somatochlora
Higher classification  Somatochlora
Northern emerald wwwbritishdragonfliesorguksitesbritishdrago

Similar  Somatochlora, Odonate, Alpine emerald, Somatochlora flavomaculata, Brilliant emerald

The northern emerald (Somatochlora arctica) is a middle-sized species of dragonfly. The male can be recognised by its pincer-like appendages and its narrow-waisted body. The female has distinctive orange-yellow spots on (only) the third segment of the abdomen. This species lives in bogs and lays its eggs in very small water-filled depressions. It hunts between trees and avoids open spaces.

In Great Britain, it is only present in northwestern Scotland and is confined to the southwestern part of Ireland. It is present in all of northern Eurasia. In Western Europe, it is present in Alpine areas and wherever a suitable habitat can be found.

Strain review sapphire kush from northern emeralds


References

Northern emerald Wikipedia