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Somatochlora borisi

• English name: Bulgarian Emerald
• German name: Thrakische Smaragdlibelle
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Bulgaarse glanslibel
• Swedish name: N/A
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• Bulgarian name: Пролетна зеленка

Somatochlora borisi

Distribution map Somatochlora borisi

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


General ➤ a medium-sized, metallic-green species which occurs only in the South-East
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Corduliidae
Scientific name Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Notes • a bit smaller than S. meridionalis, with which it co-occurs
  • cordulids are 'fliers': they spend a lot of time on the wing and seldom hang up for a rest
Habitat • rivers and streams in forested areas
Dimensions • typical body length: 45-50 mm; hindwing: 31-34 mm
Both sexesHead• the eyes are green (brown in immature animals)
 Thorax• the thorax is metallic green, without a yellow spot on the side (cf. S. meridionalis)
 Abdomen➤ S2 and S3 each bear two yellow spots dorsally
MaleAbdomen➤ the upper appendages are curved outwards and bear two small teeth underneath
FemaleAbdomen➤ S2 and S3 bear extensive yellow patches on the underside
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in Northern Greece in 2011

Somatochlora borisi; male appendages in top view (left) and side view (right)
Note how the tips are curved outwards and downwards.
Note also the two small teeth underneath the base of each appendage.

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1 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1542 07/05/2011 09:45 Greece F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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2 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1543 07/05/2011 10:17 Greece F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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3 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1544 07/05/2011 11:21 Greece F5.6 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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4 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1545 07/05/2011 12:14 Greece F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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5 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1546 07/05/2011 12:43 Greece F6.3 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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6 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1547 07/05/2011 13:00 Greece F8 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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7 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1548 07/05/2011 15:57 Greece F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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8 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1549 08/05/2011 12:11 Greece F8 1/40 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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9 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1550 10/05/2011 09:54 Greece F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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10 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1551 10/05/2011 10:14 Greece F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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11 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1552 10/05/2011 10:47 Greece F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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12 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1553 10/05/2011 12:46 Greece F8 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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13 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1554 10/05/2011 12:58 Greece F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1555 10/05/2011 14:04 Greece F6.3 1/100 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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15 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1556 12/05/2011 12:50 Greece F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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16 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1557 12/05/2011 12:57 Greece F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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17 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1558 12/05/2011 14:21 Greece F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1559 12/05/2011 14:43 Greece F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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19 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1560 14/05/2011 10:14 Greece F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
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20 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1561 14/05/2011 11:17 Greece F8 1/50 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF