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Black-tailed Skimmer dragonfly (female)

Orthetrum cancellatum


While the male has a bluish and black body, the female has a yellow (later: brown) body with black bands along the abdomen and transparent wings.


Forests, dry twigs, marshes, savannahs


Lovely golden yellowish dragonflies perching on the tips of branches. When slightly disturbed, it flies away only to come back to the same perch.

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Himachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Jun 25, 2012
Submitted on Jul 13, 2012

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