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Phantom Flutterer

Rhyothemis semihyalina

Description:

An unusual dragonfly resting on rose plant one evening. It stayed for a long time and always returned whenever it was scared off. It was not seen here the next day though. The last photo was taken several hours later in the evening, accounting for the slight change in colour.

Habitat:

Interestingly, it's on this same rose plant and the surrounding hedge that several other Odonata species have been photographed including the regular Red Rockdwellers (Bradinopyga strachani) that spend the night there en masse >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotun55/943... >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotun55/830...


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13 Comments

AshiAshAsh
AshiAshAsh 5 years ago

superb.i spotted a similar dragon fly. with colour only near wing adjecent to thorax,is this have distribution in india.

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 5 years ago

So pretty!!!! :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

Fantastic!

BarbaraSing
BarbaraSing 5 years ago

Amazing. Unusual dragonfly.

dotun55
dotun55 5 years ago

OK, thanks! Finally got the right ID >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotun55/978...

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

OMG! Wow!

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Perhaps if you look for saddlebag dragonflies in Africa you can find an ID

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Spectacular!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 5 years ago

WOW! Gorgeous!

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Gorgeous!

dotun55
dotun55 5 years ago

Thank you :)

TylerDTOK
TylerDTOK 5 years ago

She's a photogenic one.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Beautiful series!

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Lat: 4.77, Long: 7.02

Spotted on Sep 12, 2013
Submitted on Sep 15, 2013

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