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Brush-tipped Emerald - Somatochlora walshii - female

Brush-tipped Emerald - Somatochlora walshii - Female
Missinipe, Saskatchewan, Canada
July 17, 2013
After spending most of the day hunting for dragonflies far north of Missinipe, I finished the day by catching this little beauty right at the edge of town, beside Highway 102 (it actually crossed the highway while I was stalking it). When I caught a Williamson's Emerald earlier the same day, I misidentified it as this species, as the two have very similar appendages, but catching this one a few hours later helped me realize how striking the size difference is between the two.