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Emerald Damselfly

Emerald Damselfly - Lestes sponsa


Males are metallic green. Females are a duller green going into pale brown on the sides of the thorax and abdomen.


Often associated with acid bog pools and fairly brackish water, but also occurs in ponds, ditches, canals and lake margins with luxuriant vegetation.


On the wing from late June.

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England, United Kingdom

Lat: 52.19, Long: -2.39

Spotted on Jun 21, 2011
Submitted on Nov 21, 2012

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