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Emerald Spreadwing

Lestus elatus


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.


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


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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