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Fluctuans for me - what Scott said.Dave
I agree with Agnes. This dragonfly species is one of several bright red Neurothemis species in the region, one of which is Neurothemis terminata. However it does not fit the "description" of N. terminata, which is also commonly known as the "straight-edged red parasol" (that's important...and I don't know the etymology but it sounds like "terminata" may be related to this aspect). Unfortunately it is easy to find images that match this spotting that are called N. terminata. However here are some (partial) "descriptions" (of the male) of the species: "The hindwing red area is truncated abruptly near the tip of the wing so that its margin is straight and perpendicular to the wing margin." http://bim.aseanbiodiversity.org/fob/spe... "Identify by the small hyaline area at the tips of wings. The hyaline margins are at 90 degree to the wings axis." http://wongchunxing.com/DragonFly/Family... "But the Neurothemis terminate [sic] is easier to separate from others by their wing tip pattern. Neurothemis terminate [sic] hind wing red area margin is straight and perpendicular to the wing margin." http://www.asia-dragonfly.net/globalResu... The specimen in this spotting clearly lacks this "perpendicular" character on its hind wings. Now what is it? In addition to Agnes's link for N. fluctuans, see http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/dna/organisms/det... AND http://www.greenunity.net/odonata/specie...
Unbelievable image...startlingly beautiful. Great shot
Very lovely spotting. But I think this is Neurothemis fluctuans, not N. terminata. In N. fluctuans, the pigmented area of the hindwing curves back to meet the hind margin well before the level of the pterostigma. http://defworld.freeoda.com/Species%20De....In N. terminata, the pigmented area of the wings are well into the level of the pterostigma or even beyond it. http://www.asia-dragonfly.net/globalResu.... Regards.
Thanks for the compliments guys, appreciate it!
Wow... striking spotting.. love it !
WOW, this is a beauty!!
Incredible - it doesn't look real. Great shot.
Thanks Mayraspringmann. Mariaclara, Ryan21,IsabellaFiers, Noel Buensuceso and alicelongmartin.
Wow, wonderful !!!
great shot, so much detail!!
Incredible! Nice color!
Thanks for the reminder KarenL.
Hi Shauming! Now that Peter has identified this for you please can you add the scientific name in edit so this can come off of the unidentified list. Thanks!
look at its wings, are awesome
it must be a plastic one
Spotted on Dec 5, 2010 Submitted on Dec 5, 2011
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