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Пролетна зеленка (Somatochlora borisi)

• Scientific name: Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001
• English name: Bulgarian Emerald
• German name: Thrakische Smaragdlibelle
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Bulgaarse glanslibel
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: N/A
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: N/A
• Bulgarian name: Пролетна зеленка
• Typical length: 45-50 mm
• Hindwing: 31-34 mm

Пролетна зеленка (Somatochlora borisi)

Distribution map

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies

The Bulgarian Emerald (Somatochlora borisi) was first discovered in Bulgaria in 1999 and is the most recent addition to the known European odonate fauna. In recent years it has also been reported from a few scattered sites in the western part of European Turkey and the North-East of Greece (which is where we made our photographs during a field trip in 2011). The species' most salient characteristics include the yellow spots dorsally on S2 and S3 in both the male and female and on the underside of the female's abdomen, and the male's blunt, outward-curved upper appendages.
Note: The Bulgarian Emerald has recently been placed in a newly-created genus of its own and is now officially known as Corduliochlora borisi. But because our checklist is based on Dijkstra & Lewington 2006, we have decided to continue to refer to it as Somatochlora borisi. If in a second edition of said field guide the species is indeed recategorised, we will of course follow suit.

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