Somatochlora metallica – Välkekorento – metaalglanslibel

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Based on adults, S. metallica might probably be the most common Somatochlora species in the area. However, the distribution of larval exuvia suggests that S. aenea is more wide spread.

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Females have a typical ovipositor perpendicular to her body, which is used to ‘inject’ eggs into the sandy sediment of e.g. lake Liesjärvi

Sites with excuvia of S. metallica