The Northern Emerald has bluish-green (sometimes yellowish) eyes. The wings are faintly suffused with saffron. The thorax are metallic bronze green but the abdomen is quite dark.
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Encyclopedia of British Dragonflies
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Scarce Chaser||Libellula fulva||
The mature male Scarce Chaser possesses pale blue pruinescence on the abdomen. Its eyes are blue... more
|Black Darter||Sympetrum danae||
This small heathland and moorland species is the only UK black dragonfly (males). The legs are... more
|White-faced Darter||Leucorrhinia dubia||
Length: 33-37mmThe White-faced Darter is a small dark dragonfly, with a pale creamy white frons... more
|Southern Hawker||Aeshna cyanea||
A large, inquisitive Hawker usually seen individually. It may fly quite close to investigate... more
|Common Hawker||Aeshna juncea||
This Hawker has paired spots on each abdominal segment, two broad stripes on the sides of the... more