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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

56 participants 279 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

Common Redbolt Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 2 0 Common Redbolt Dragonfly
Ornate Coraltail Damselfly SukanyaDatta 1 0 Ornate Coraltail Damselfly
Damselfly SukanyaDatta 1 0 Damselfly
Damselfly SukanyaDatta 0 0 Damselfly
Asilinae sunshinejanani 1 0 Asilinae
Blue Riverdamsel sunnyjosef 3 0 Blue Riverdamsel
Potamarcha congener NidhinBasheer 1 0 Potamarcha congener
Rufous Marsh Glider ♀ NidhinBasheer 1 0 Rufous Marsh Glider ♀
Granite ghost sunshinejanani 2 0 Granite ghost
Coral tailed cloud wing Jinil Ram 1 0 Coral tailed cloud wing
Brown-backed Red Marsh Hawk Jinil Ram 1 0 Brown-backed Red Marsh Hawk
Brown-backed red marsh hawk(Female) Jinil Ram 3 0 Brown-backed red marsh hawk(Female)
Fly sunshinejanani 1 1 Fly
Scarlet Basker sunnyjosef 2 0 Scarlet Basker
Ischnura rubilia (golden dartlet) sunshinejanani 1 0 Ischnura rubilia (golden dartlet)
Trumpet Tail Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 3 0 Trumpet Tail Dragonfly
Black Marshdart Damselfly (female) SukanyaDatta 1 0 Black Marshdart Damselfly (female)
Spreadwing sunnyjosef 30 36 Spreadwing
Stream Ruby Noble P John 6 0 Stream Ruby
Emerald Spreadwing Noble P John 1 0 Emerald Spreadwing
Blue-Tailed Green Darner Noble P John 2 0 Blue-Tailed Green Darner
Lesser Green Emperor Noble P John 1 2 Lesser Green Emperor
Common picture wing Raksha 6 2 Common picture wing
Blue tailed yellow skimmer (male) Raksha 5 2 Blue tailed yellow skimmer (male)
Saffron faced blue dart Raksha 1 1 Saffron faced blue dart
Ditch Jewel Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 2 3 Ditch Jewel Dragonfly
Crimson Marsh Glider Dragonfly (male) SukanyaDatta 5 3 Crimson Marsh Glider Dragonfly (male)
Blue grass dart Raksha 1 0 Blue grass dart
Blue marsh hawk Raksha 3 1 Blue marsh hawk
Stream ruby Raksha 2 1 Stream ruby
Fulvous forest skimmer Raksha 3 1 Fulvous forest skimmer
Spotting Raksha 0 1 Spotting
Globe glider Raksha 0 0 Globe glider
Crimson marsh glider Raksha 0 0 Crimson marsh glider
Coromandel marsh dart Raksha 0 1 Coromandel marsh dart
Tricoloured marsh hawk Raksha 1 0 Tricoloured marsh hawk
Crimson marsh glider female Raksha 1 0 Crimson marsh glider female
Indian blue bambootail Raksha 1 0 Indian blue bambootail
Crimson marsh glider Raksha 2 1 Crimson marsh glider
Spotting Raksha 1 0 Spotting
Fulvous forest skimmer Raksha 1 0 Fulvous forest skimmer
Spotting Raksha 1 1 Spotting
Spotting Raksha 1 0 Spotting
Spotting Raksha 1 0 Spotting
Pied paddy skipper male Raksha 2 0 Pied paddy skipper male
Yellow Waxtail Ashutosh Dudhatra 2 0 Yellow Waxtail
Spotting Sushil Thomas David 1 0 Spotting
Ditch jewel Roy Arun 2 0 Ditch jewel
Asian Blood Tail Sushil Thomas David 2 0 Asian Blood Tail
Dragonfly SukanyaDatta 2 0 Dragonfly

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