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Ground Skimmer (male)

Diplacodes trivialis

Habitat:

urban garden



1 species ID suggestions

Blue Dasher dragonfly
Pachydiplax lonipennis

7 Comments

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso a year ago

Thanks Dave!

folicallychalled
folicallychalled a year ago

This tiny dragon is one of my favorites. I don't see it every day, but when I do, I cannot resist getting down and dirty and grabbing more images :)

Great shot.

Dave

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso a year ago

Added...Thanks Agnes!

Pls consider adding this lovely spotting to the Odonata in the Philippines mission - http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1701.... Thanks!! :)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso a year ago

Thanks john13, Leana, and JerryMorrow for the assist!

This is a male Ground Skimmer (Diplacodes trivialis). The female is green with black markings like the male and quite common. They usually perch on the ground and rarely flies above 1 meter in height. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplacodes_... & http://www.naturemagnified.com/2010/03/g...

john13
john13 a year ago

Dragon fly

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Lat: 14.65, Long: 121.05

Spotted on Sep 21, 2012
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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