Northern black and metallic green striped emerald. Males are noticeably shorter, with the abdomen about equal in length to a single wing. Females are longer than males, about the same length as many other emerald species
Males patrol a territory, flying typically below waist level. They can often be recognized by their arched abdomen. Females are most often found flying high above open spots in the forest including forest roads.
Slow clear streams flowing through bogs, fens, marshes and meadows, sometimes on the edge of coniferous woodlands
Males look for females to mate with while they patrol their territory. Females lay eggs alone by dipping their abdomen into the water around vegetation in slow moving waterways
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