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Emerald Spreadwing

Lestus elatus

Description:

A medium sized brown damselfly with narrow iridescent green thoracic stripes. Male: Eyes: Brown above, torquise blue below. Thorax: Dark brown above, fading to white below. Upper side marked with a pair of narrow iridescent green stripes. Legs: Pale greenish brown. Wings: Transparent. Wing spot: Black. Abdomen: Pale bluish green on sides. Upper side is iridescent green or bronze, changing to dull black on terminal segments. Female: Similar to male, but the ground colour is pale brown and markings are less iridescent.

Habitat:

Common around tanks, ponds and streams. Usually sits with open wings among plants.

Notes:

Spotted From Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary

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Noble P John
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Noble P John

Kerala, India

Spotted on Dec 30, 2019
Submitted on Mar 7, 2020

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