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Senegal Golden Dartlet (mating)

Ischnura senegalensis

Description:

Fragile-looking flying insects. Touch of blue at the tail. Green striped thorax.

Habitat:

Weeds growing by a largish lake near my house.


1 Species ID Suggestions

Tukup
Tukup a year ago
Senegal Golden Dartlet
Ischnura senegalensis http://www.indianodonata.org/#!/sp/382/Ischnura-senegalensis


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3 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Thank you, Tukup you have been very kind...three species got their names back thanks to you. I am so happy you enjoyed seeing the pretty damselflies...I have a few other colourful damselflies ...I have discovered their beauty pretty recently I must confess.

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

I see both the links I sent open to the same page. The second didn't save the enlargement. It is the 3rd down on the left side that mirrors yours. Again, thanks for sharing this photo. I never dreamed those colors existed in damselflies.

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

Hi Sukanya. Boy these things are beautiful. Green, black and blue. I'm pretty sure they are Ishnura. According to the list on the left side of the page linked below, looking at colors and distribution (box at top of page), I narrowed it down to Ishnura rubilio or Ishnura senegalensis. I believe the latter more closely resembles your picture. Especially the one in the second link below.
http://www.indianodonata.org/#!/sp/382/I...
http://www.indianodonata.org/#!/sp/382/I...

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.57, Long: 88.36

Spotted on Feb 28, 2018
Submitted on Feb 28, 2018

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