SciCafe: Arctic Dragonflies

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Ventral view of a treeline dragonfly specimen, Somatochlora sahlbergi. Somatochlora sahlbergi, a species of dragonfly in the family Corduliidae. 
Courtesy of G. Liljeberg/Artsdatabanken/Wikimedia Commons
You may think that dragonflies are only found in warmer climates, but did you know that there are species that live in Canada, Russia, Fennoscandia and Alaska?

Join Museum Curator Jessica Ware to find out why Arctic dragonflies are threatened with habitat loss as the permafrost melts, why in some regions Arctic dragonflies are being replaced by other species, and more. Discover the latest research about the treeline dragonfly, Somatochlora sahlbergi, and a few other groups, that underpins ongoing work to learn how these dragonflies withstand freezing and to make forecasts about their fate in a warming climate.

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