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Brown-backed Red Marsh Hawk Dragonfly

Orthetrum chrysis


Rusty brown thorax and red abdomen (My guide book says this is a male). Head is red and the wings are clear.


Its been raining and there are many dragonflies in the air...there were two on a potted rose plant in my office garden. The stance was wasn't perched on the stem as much as it like a fruit hanging from the stem.


The second photo is of another dragonfly...there were so many of them...

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Sep 22, 2015
Submitted on Sep 22, 2015

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