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Widow_Skimmer  Geotagged,India,Libellula luctuosa,Neurothemis tullia,Pied Paddy Skimmer,Widow Skimmer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Our collection of DragonFlies is once again extended with not-seen-before species. Thanks!

    http://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/odonata
    Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
    1. Not seen before it is, but it is a Pied Paddy Skimmer (Neurothemis tullia), but not the only one posted today...
      Paddy Skimmer  Common Picture Wing,Neurothemis tullia,Pied Paddy Skimmer,Rhyothemis variegata

      Although having a similar pattern of the wings, the Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) is an American species with a steely blue body.
      Here's again a link to the book about Indian dragonflies
      http://www.ias.ac.in/initiat/sci_ed/lifescape/odonates-dragonflies.pdf
      Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
      1. Good that we can trust on your deep knowledge of this species group (as well as many other groups)! Posted 7 years ago

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The Pied Paddy Skimmer is a species of dragonfly found in south and south-east Asia. It appears in Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia , Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The species is fairly common, with a black body and black and white wings with transparent tips.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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By Ragisha Kottamal

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Uploaded Nov 14, 2013. Captured Nov 2, 2013 20:32 in Railway Foot Over Bridge, Palissery, Thalassery, Kerala 670101, India.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/50s
  • ISO400
  • 150.5mm