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Variegated Flutterer (female)

Rhyothemis variegata

Description:

Rhyothemis variegata, known as the Common Picture Wing or Variegated Flutterer, is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, found in South Asia. They appear to have weak flight and can easily be mistaken for butterflies. This dragonfly fluttered around quite slowly, I spotted it thinking it was a butterfly.

Habitat:

Seen in the open grassy area between fruit trees in an organic orchard.


1 species ID suggestions

Arun
Arun 6 years ago
Common Picture Wing or Variegated Flutterer
Rhyothemis variegata Rhyothemis variegata

9 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks OnengDyah...

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks for the comments Jakubko and Chief RedEarth

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

thanks for the ID Arun...

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 6 years ago

Verry pretty...:)

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

@kittuandme, It's common in Tamil Nadu also...

kittuandme
kittuandme 6 years ago

Is this spotting common in parts of India?

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Lovely!

Arun
Arun 6 years ago

awesome capture !!

India

Lat: 12.24, Long: 79.08

Spotted on Feb 8, 2013
Submitted on Feb 8, 2013

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