Somatochlora arctica | Northern Emerald | Smaragaid an Mhóintigh
Very dark green to black body
Bright green eyes
The male has a narrow waist and distinctive calliper-shaped anal appendages
Yellow spots on side of face
Mature females resemble the males although the abdomen is not waisted
When landing the Emeralds hang from vegetation rather than perching on it. Only flies in sunshine
Shallow bog pools
June to July
Restricted to Kerry and West Cork.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019
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