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Emerald Banded Skimmer

Cratilla lineata


A medium sized cream yellow dragonfly with iridescent green thoracic stripes. Male: Frons creamy white in front, iridescent blue or green above. Eyes: Dark reddish brown above, which fades to pale blue below. Thorax: Cream yellow with lateral iridescent stripes. Legs: Black on outer surface and yellow on inner surface. Wings: Transparent and tips occasionally brown. In adults wings are smoky brown. Wing spot: Yellowish white and long. Abdomen: Black with broad middorsal and subdorsal yellow stripe. Female: Very similar to the male.


Large number of these dragonflies can be seen perched on forest understory, often in association with Fulvous Forest Skimmer.


Spotted from Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary

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Noble P John
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Noble P John

Kerala, India

Spotted on Mar 8, 2020
Submitted on Mar 7, 2020

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