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Dragonflies and Damselflies of India

Dragonflies and Damselflies of India

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of India
Created by

Sumukha Javagal

46 participants 205 spottings

The purpose of the Mission is to document the Dragonflies and Damselflies found in India. A dragonfly is a double-winged insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. 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. Dragonflies are some of the fastest insects in the world

Dragonflies and Damselflies of India

Lat: 18.63 Long: 77.70

Recent Spottings

Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 2 0 Dragonfly
Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 1 0 Dragonfly
Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 1 0 Dragonfly
Senegal Golden Dartlet (mating) SukanyaDatta 11 3 Senegal Golden Dartlet (mating)
Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 1 2 Dragonfly
Unknown spotting Sushil Thomas David 3 0 Unknown spotting
Black marsh dart GK_biologist 1 0 Black marsh dart
Unknown spotting Sushil Thomas David 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Sushil Thomas David 1 0 Unknown spotting
Marsh Dart Damselfly (female) SukanyaDatta 1 1 Marsh Dart Damselfly (female)
Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 2 2 Dragonfly
Scarlet dragonfly sunnyjosef 11 5 Scarlet dragonfly
Niligiri Torrent Dart AnoopPBhaskar 4 0 Niligiri Torrent Dart
Common scarlet-darter Nidhin Basheer 2 0 Common scarlet-darter
Black-winged Bambootail SaswatMishra 4 0 Black-winged Bambootail
Unknown spotting SaswatMishra 1 0 Unknown spotting
Black Marsh Dart Damselfly SaswatMishra 5 1 Black Marsh Dart Damselfly
Yellow Bush Dart sunnyjosef 3 1 Yellow Bush Dart
Fulvous forest skimmer sunnyjosef 21 6 Fulvous forest skimmer
Orange-Tailed Marsh Dart Sushil Thomas David 4 0 Orange-Tailed Marsh Dart
scarlet marsh hawk (Female) sunnyjosef 1 1 scarlet marsh hawk (Female)
Pigmy Skimmer sunnyjosef 2 3 Pigmy Skimmer
Widow Skimmer Sushil Thomas David 0 4 Widow Skimmer
Black torrent dart sunnyjosef 3 0 Black torrent dart
Forktails (Damselfly) SukanyaDatta 5 2 Forktails (Damselfly)
Unknown spotting AmolPandit 2 0 Unknown spotting
Ditch Jewel(Male) AmolPandit 2 2 Ditch Jewel(Male)
Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 1 0 Dragonfly
Unknown spotting pamsai 1 0 Unknown spotting
Green Skimmer AmolPandit 2 2 Green Skimmer
The pied paddy skimmer ♂ Nidhin Basheer 2 0 The pied paddy skimmer ♂
Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 2 1 Dragonfly
Wandering Glider or Globe Skimmer SukanyaDatta 2 0 Wandering Glider or Globe Skimmer
Common picture wing AmolPandit 2 0 Common picture wing
The Ground Skimmer ♂ Nidhin Basheer 2 0 The Ground Skimmer ♂
Coromandel Marsh dart sunnyjosef 4 1 Coromandel Marsh dart
Greater Crimson Glider Dragonfly (female) SukanyaDatta 0 2 Greater Crimson Glider Dragonfly (female)
Pied paddy skimmer ♂ Nidhin Basheer 1 0 Pied paddy skimmer ♂
The pied paddy skimmer (male) Nidhin Basheer 1 0 The pied paddy skimmer (male)
Rufous-backed Marsh Hawk SushilBarai 1 0 Rufous-backed Marsh Hawk
The common picture wing(Female) NidhinBasheer 1 1 The common picture wing(Female)
Blue Percher Dragonfly (female) SukanyaDatta 1 0 Blue Percher Dragonfly (female)
The coral-tailed cloudwing dragonfly NidhinBasheer 5 0 The coral-tailed cloudwing dragonfly
Pigmy Skimmer NidhinBasheer 1 0 Pigmy Skimmer
Damselfly sunnyjosef 4 3 Damselfly
Tricolored Marsh Hawk NidhinBasheer 0 2 Tricolored Marsh Hawk
Unknown spotting Sushil Thomas 1 0 Unknown spotting
The scarlet marsh hawk ♀ NidhinBasheer 1 0 The scarlet marsh hawk ♀
Ruddy Meadow Skimmer Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 1 1 Ruddy Meadow Skimmer Dragonfly
Pied Paddy Skimmer(Female) sunnyjosef 7 6 Pied Paddy Skimmer(Female)

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Deepti S Roy Arun leoarchitect Ragha
tbrett GauthamSakthidharan Deva R Kumar SusanJesudason
injica SaswataChowdhury ruchats AnoopPBhaskar
sunnyjosef namitha pamsai Nishant
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