Unidentified Striped Emerald (Somatochlora
MINNESOTA: Cook Co; Superior National Forest, jct FR 170 (The Grade) and FR 455 - male - 7 August 2010
This male Emerald hung up about 25 feet above me in an aspen. When I tried to climb a nearby tree to get better photos, it flushed. It appears to have no or very reduced thoracic spots. At first I thought it likely that it was a Williamson's Emerald (Somatochlora williamsoni), but the appendages seem wrong for that species. I realize that there may not be enough details in these photos to make an ID, but others with more experience may be able to provide more insight.