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Brilliant Emerald, Somatochlora metallica
2013-07-30 14:54:37

The brilliant emerald (Somatochlora metallica) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in northern areas of Eurasia. Its range includes Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Serbia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, among many other areas. This species prefers to reside near still and slow-moving water sources like rivers, canals, ponds, and moorland lakes. It is common in most areas of its range, but its total population number and population trend is unknown. It is...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.