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Pied Paddy Skimmer

Neurothemis tullia


Male Face is black. Eyes: Blackish brown above, vialaceous below. Thorax: Black with middorsal cream stripe. Legs: Black. Wings: Basal half is opaque blue black which is bordered by a milky white patch towards the tip. The wing tips are transparent. Wing spot: Dull brown. Abdomen: Black with a broad middorsal creamy white stripe on the upperside.


A conspicuous species of ponds, marshes and paddy fields. Flight is slow and weak. Usually perches on twigs, aquatic weeds and other plants. This species is very common along irrigation canals in paddy fields.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Lovely spotting Arun and thanks for the information.

Roy Arun
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Roy Arun

Asansol, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Sep 25, 2014
Submitted on Oct 8, 2014

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