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|
|Azure Hawker||Aeshna caerulea||
Both sexes have azure blue spots on each abdominal segment and the thorax also has azure... more
|Norfolk Hawker||Aeshna isosceles||
The Norfolk Hawker is one of 2 brown hawker dragonflies found in Britain. It has clear wings,... more
|Club-tailed Dragonfly||Gomphus vulgatissimus||
The Club-tailed Dragonfly is a medium sized species with a distinctively club-shaped abdomen as... more
|Broad-bodied Chaser||Libellula depressa||
The very broad, flattened abdomen is characteristic making the insect appear "fat". Both sexes... more
|Black-tailed Skimmer||Orthetrum cancellatum||
Females and immatures are pale, yellowish brown with two bold lines running along the length of... more