Where to See
|Latin Name||Somatochlora arctica|
Breeds in moorland bogs and pools, often with much Sphagnum.
Adults patrol wet meadows and open areas in pine woods or on moors with scattered trees.
|Status & Distribution|
Listed as Near Threatened in the British Odonata Red List 2008.
Restricted to north-west Scotland, where its known range has increased since about 1990.
Emerald Dragonfly larvae have a squat spider-like body-shape similar to Chaser, Skimmers and Darters, but significantly longer back legs.
Smallest Emerald Dragonfly larvae: 17-20 mm.