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Willow Emerald Damselfly

Chalcolestes viridis


Female. Damselfly with a metallic green body. Usually, 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.


River between mountains and deciduous forest. Reserva de la Biosfera del Río Eo.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/8; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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San Tirso de Abres, Asturias, Spain

Lat: 43.40, Long: -7.18

Spotted on Aug 26, 2016
Submitted on Mar 10, 2017

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