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Brilliant Emerald? (1 Viewer)

kevtubb

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I went to Esher Pond on 22nd June. I photographed what I am pretty sure is a male Brilliant Emerald and also videod a female which I have taken a video grab.

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Can someone please confirm that it is indeed a Brilliant Emerald
 

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Heathy

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They look quite good for Brilliant Emerald to me, all showing the 'yellow' frons I would expect to see on this species.
 

Larry Sweetland

Formerly 'Larry Wheatland'
Anyone any other opinions or pointers here? I'm no longer confident at using the yellow frons as a character for Brilliant, after seeing what can only be Downies at their site in Avon. They sometimes appeared to have a bright yellow frons when the sun hit that bit.
 

Farnboro John

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The photos all look good for Brilliant to me. The yellow is in the right place - sides and across the middle of the frons. The shape is fine. See below:

Downy Emerald
Brilliant Emerald
 

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