Dragonflies and Damselflies

Family - Corduliidae (Emeralds)

Family summary

The Corduliidae are represented by about six species from four genera in France. Most of the species are greenish and metallic in appearence, hence the name "Emeralds". Many species prefer pond and lake margins for breeding while some (Oxygastra and Macromia) can be found by slow moving rivers.

Cordulia genus

Cordulia aenea - Downy Emerald - La Cordulie bronzée

Somatochlora genus

Somatochlora metallica - Brilliant Emerald - La Cordulie métallique
Somatochlora alpestris - Alpine Emerald - La Cordulie des Alpes
Somatochlora arctica - Northern Emerald - La Cordulie arctique
Somatochlora flavomaculata - Yellow-spotted Emerald - La Cordulie à taches jaunes

Oxygastra genus

Oxygastra curtisi - Orange-spotted Emerald - La Cordulie à corps fin

Macromia genus

Macromia splendens - Splendid Cruiser - La Cordulie splendide

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