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Kennedy's Emerald, nearly full dorsal - Somatochlora kennedyi - male

Kennedy's Emerald, nearly full dorsal - Somatochlora kennedyi - Male
St-Edouard de Kent, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada
July 2, 1998
-note relatively robust, spindle-shaped abdomen, which is at its widest at the end of segment 6 (S6)
-also note that this individual has some colour at the base of the hindwings that could be mistaken for a spot at first glance. However, this species does not have a truly "distinct spot" in the hindwing, unlike the Delicate Emerald. Compare hindwing "spot" and shape of the abdomen with