Brilliant emerald

Somatochlora metallica

The brilliant emerald, ''Somatochlora metallica'', is a middle-sized species of dragonfly. It is the largest and greenest of the ''Somatochlora'' species; 50–55 millimetres long.

''S. metallica'' is found across most of northern Eurasia where it is the commonest of its genus. In Great Britain, it is locally common in south east England and has a very restricted population in Scotland.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderOdonata
FamilyCorduliidae
GenusSomatochlora
SpeciesS. metallica
Photographed in
Finland