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Willow Emerald Damselfly

Chalcolestes viridis

Description:

Damselfly with a metallic green body and at rest it holds its wings away from its body. The pterostigma is pale brown and outlined in black. The thorax has thin yellow antehumerals and broader yellow stripe above a thin black line on each side; the upper edge of the stripe is irregular. It has a prominent spur-like marking on the side of the thorax. The male abdomen is very long. The lower anal appendages are less than half the length of the upper which are a distinctive pale yellow with black tips.

Habitat:

Spotted at a small brook close to the sea shore

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/320 sec.; f/9; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: -2 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm

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arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Asturias, Spain

Lat: 43.55, Long: -7.00

Spotted on Aug 23, 2014
Submitted on Nov 24, 2014

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