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Dingy Duskflyer (Female)

Zyxomma petiolatum


Perching on a dried vine under a canopy in my garden.


A locally uncommon dragonfly inhabiting ponds, lakes, rivers, tanks and lagoons of lowland areas. It is a crepuscular dragonfly and active only during the dusk, while rest in thick scrub jungles during the day. Dingy Duskflyer is a fast flyer and feeds mainly on mosquitoes looping around over still water.

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Rithmini Dinhara
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Rithmini Dinhara

Nugegoda, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Sep 23, 2021
Submitted on Sep 23, 2021

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