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Stream Ruby

Rhinocypha bisignata


A small black and red damselfly with red iridescent streaks on wings. Male: Eyes: Blackish brown. Thorax: Black thorax with two triangular orange-red spots. On sides, it has a narrow rusty stripe and below that another broken rusty stripe is also present. Legs: Black with white outer surface. Wings: Transparent and amber tinted. Photo:V.V.Sivan Forewings are tipped black with brilliant coppery sheen. Hindwings black tipped with two series of elongated brilliant iridescence. Wing spot: Black. Abdomen: Black, marked with yellow from segments 1-5. Female: Eyes: Brownish black above, bluish grey below. Thorax: Similar to male but orange red and rusty stripes more yellowish. Legs: Black with creamy white centres. Wings: Transparent, tinted with yellow. Wing spot: Black. Abdomen: Similar to male but dull coloured.


Very common in hill streams. Males are very conspicuous and hover over streams.


Spotted from Attappady

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Noble P John
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Noble P John

Kerala, India

Spotted on Mar 1, 2020
Submitted on Mar 8, 2020

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