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Emerald - Cordulia shurtleffii - male

Emerald - Cordulia shurtleffii - Male
Packer Lake, Sierra County, California, USA
July 9, 2008
Size: ~ 5 cm
Our class instructor netted this odonate, but it was unfortunately a bit injured in the process. It was released and flew off after these photos were taken. Perhaps a male Cordulia shurtleffii based on the location and terminal appendages?

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Emerald - Cordulia shurtleffii - male Emerald - Cordulia shurtleffii - male

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American Emerald
Yes, this is a male Cordulia shurtleffii. The only other real possibility is Mountain Emerald, which has very different terminal appendages.

 
Thanks for the confirmation!
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