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Green Marsh Hawk

Orthetrum sabina

Description:

MALE Abdomen: 30-36mm, Hind wing: 30-36mm. Face: Face is yellowish green. Eyes: Green mottled with black. Thorax: Greenish yellow with black tiger like stripes. Legs: Black; inner side of anterior femora is yellow. Wings: Transparent; inner edge of hindwing tinted with yellow. Wing spot: Black with reddish brown spot. Abdomen: The segments 1-3 are green with broad black rings and distinctly swollen at the base.

Habitat:

A common dragonfly of gardens and fields. This dragonfly perches motionless on shrubs and dry twigs for a long time. This species can be seen far away from water and occassionally enters houses at night attracted by the light.

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Roy Arun
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Roy Arun

West Bengal, India

Spotted on Sep 27, 2014
Submitted on Oct 8, 2014

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