Which Emerald is this? taken about 10 foot high in willow tree.
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The much rarer Scarce Emerald Damselfly also has a short spur but I have ruled out that species owing to the lack of a green panel forward of the one that is visible on the thorax. Can't be 100% sure though owing to the angle of the shot.
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I thought the pterostigma looked bicoloured but it may be the angle of the shot.
I see what you mean about the pterostigma and you are hoping it's a Southern Emerald Damselfly. It's a difficult angle and I'm not saying that you are wrong and I am right. All I will add is that the SED does not have a spur on the side of the thorax and this specimen does but it's hard to be sure. Regards Chris.
Lat/Lng: 52.364, -6.3713
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