Brilliant Emerald, Somatochlora metallica on the photographer’s finger. Detail of eye. The dragonfly is recently emerged. Eyes will turn brilliant green with body when mature. Dragonfly is found in slow-moving streams or ponds with soft substrate and overhanging tree cover.
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