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Dragonfly

Odonata

Habitat:

backwaters

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6 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Beautiful color!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

You are welcome :) Hope it is in there. I have been enjoying your postings from that area.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thank you so much Gators!!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Here is a handy PDF file of Odonates – dragonflies - Indian Academy of Sciences for this area (74 pages with photos) http://www.ias.ac.in/initiat/sci_ed/life...

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Check on the range of Orthemis discolor - India has several dragonflies that are very similar to ours in the Americas, but different of course. That makes the hunt fun. Face and thorax photos are always helpful for ID. Good luck :)

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

It looks like a Carmine Skimmer (Orthemis discolor) but I'm not sure, do you have a picture of its face?

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Thrissur, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 18, 2013
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013

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