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Black Marsh Trotter

Tramea Limbata


A red and black dragonfly pictured in my garage on top of the car antenna. I had to run behind it for some time after which I guess he realised that I wanted to click his snaps and he stopped and posed for me. A medium sized black dragonfly with blood red tail and black hindwing patch, legs are brown with reddish brown base. Wings are transparent with reddish venation towards the base. The base of hindwing has an extremely variable blackish brown marking. The veins within this black area are reddish. Wing spot is dark brown. Abdomen is blood red marked with black triangles above. This midday flying dragonfly is commonly seen patrolling over water bodies.


Near gardens and pools.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Finally found the name of this guy.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Sorry, Kadavoor, I do not remember the colour of the hind wingpatch.

kadavoor 9 years ago

Red or Black Marsh Trotter (Tramea basilaris / limbata)

Do you remember the color of the hindwing patch?

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Oct 23, 2011
Submitted on Oct 29, 2011

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