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Dragonfly in central Québec - Somatochlora cingulata

Dragonfly in central Québec - Somatochlora cingulata
Manic 5, Manicouagan County, Quebec, Canada
August 3, 2010
Size: 5 cm

Moved
Moved from Striped Emeralds.

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Moved from ID Request.

Somatochlora sp
According to Pilon & Lagace (Les Odonates du Quebec), Hudsonian Emerald is not found in your province. Size can also be a good indicator between Lake & Ringed (Lake emeralds being larger), though it is sometimes difficult to judge this in the field. [edit] S. hudsonica is listed in the identification key as hypothetical. I could not find any online resource to confirm it's existance in Quebec.

Somatochlora
3 species of emerald have rings on the abdomen, Lake, Ringed and Hudsonian. The first 2 are definitely in range, the third might be but I can't tell from the tiny map I have. If there are no yellow markings on the side of the thorax, it is Lake emerald, S. cingulata

Emerald perhaps?
Something like

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