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Willow Emerald Damselfly

Chalcolestes viridis


Male. 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.


Spotted at a small brook close to the see. Playa de Peñarronda


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/320 sec.; f/9; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired.

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Asturias, Spain

Spotted on Aug 27, 2017
Submitted on Nov 16, 2017

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