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Blue-Tailed Green Darner

Anax guttatus


Male: Face golden yellow to bright greenish yellow. Eyes: Blue with yellow and black behind. Thorax: Pale green. Legs: Black. Outer and inner surfaces of anterior femora is yellow. Wings: Transparent. Hindwing with large amber yellow patch. Wing spot: Long narrow and reddish. Abdomen: The first and second segment is pale green; however the second segment is turquoise blue dorsally. The third segment green with a pair of dorsal triangular turquoise blue spots. This is flanked by a pair of anterior and posterior bright orange spots. The segments 4-7 has 3 pairs of bright orange spots. In segments 8 and 9 two pairs of orange spots are confluent and segment 10 is entirely yellow. Female: The female is similar to the male in most respects. However, the hindwing often lack the amber patch. The turquoise blue of second segment is broken into four square patches. The orange spots of the abdomen are more confluent.


This dragonfly is very common near marshes, ponds and big wells.


From Nelliampathy, Kerala

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Noble P John
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Noble P John

Nelliampathi, Kerala, India

Spotted on Feb 25, 2020
Submitted on Mar 7, 2020

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