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Damselfly

Rhinocypha colorata

Description:

Spotted at entrance of Paswak Cave, Sta. Teresita, Cagayan.

Habitat:

Damselflies (suborder Zygoptera) are insects in the order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be distinguished by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hindwing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hindwing of the dragonfly broadens near the base. Damselflies are also usually smaller than dragonflies and weaker fliers in comparison, and their eyes are separated. -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damselfly

Notes:

Suggested as Rhinocypha colorata by Rj Villanueva (Phil. Biodiversity Net). Photo by Jerry Rendon.

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Suggested as Rhinocypha colorata by Rj Villanueva (Phil. Biodiversity Net).

Philippines

Lat: 18.24, Long: 121.90

Spotted on May 25, 2012
Submitted on Jun 4, 2012

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