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Somatochlora arctica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Epiprocta
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Corduliidae
Genus: Somatochlora
Selys, 1871

Somatochlora is a genus of dragonflies in the family Corduliidae. Members of this genus are medium-sized dragonflies with dark bodies and a metallic green lustre. The abdomens of males are distinctive, with the first two segments bulbous-shaped, the third constricted, and the rest of the abdomen club-shaped with a straight ending. The exception is S. borisi, which is shaped like a Cordulia species. There are usually two crossveins between the hind wing base and the triangle, where Cordulia have only one crossvein.




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  2. ^ a b "Checklist of UK Species". British Dragonfly Society. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 

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