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Dragonfly: Crimson-tailed marsh hawk

Orthetrum pruinosum


A male. According to the website "The Dragonflies of Taiwan" (check it out -- it's excellent!), two subspecies occur on the island: O. pruinosum clelia and O. pruinosum neglectum. Based on the red colour of the anterior-most abdominal segments, I think this individual is neglectum. Compare (top photo) to (top photo).


Drainage ditch in agricultural area near Sun Moon Lake.


Thanks to Paul Davis for the ID.

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Paul Davis
Paul Davis 8 years ago

The dragonfly at the top is probably ---Orthetrum pruinosum. It would be useful if you could post two separate pictures so they can be individually identified .Nice find and photographs .

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 8 years ago

The red winged dragonfly is probably ---Neurothemis fulvia

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臺灣省 (Taiwan), Taiwan

Spotted on Nov 26, 2014
Submitted on Jan 24, 2015

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