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A green damselfly Damselflies generally rests with their wings closed, was lucky to spot this one with its wings still spread.. and manage to click it. Would have loved to have all 4 wings in focus, but by the time I adjusted my angle( I was already down on the ground) it flew away... Geotagged,India,Ischnura senegalensis,Winter,damselfly Click/tap to enlarge

A green damselfly

Damselflies generally rests with their wings closed, was lucky to spot this one with its wings still spread.. and manage to click it. Would have loved to have all 4 wings in focus, but by the time I adjusted my angle( I was already down on the ground) it flew away...

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  1. Maybe an Ischnura senegalensis, but Ischnura aurora is also similar, depending on the colours of the tail.
    http://www.allodonata.com/?Species=68&OB=-2
    http://www.allodonata.com/search/?OB=-2&Species=51
    Posted 3 years ago
    1. The basis of the first segments on male I.senegalensis are broader, and more darker than I.aurora. The anthumeral markings match with I.senegalensis too. The last segments are not quite visible in the photo... if they were visible they would help in identification as well. Male segments S8,S9 on I.aurora are blue, and in I.senegalensis only S8 is blue. I also take my chance in Ischnura senegalensis. http://www.indianodonata.org/#!/sp/382/Ischnura-senegalensis Posted 3 years ago
  2. Nice photo! Although is quite difficult to identify it because some distinctive characters are out of focus. Cheers* Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  3. Sharad, it's the same question again, do you have a side view to confirm the ID? Posted 3 years ago
    1. Hi - Unfortunately not, I have a top view that I will upload Posted 3 years ago
      1. It' OK, this is good enough to confirm the ID. Posted 3 years ago
  4. Green_damselfly_specimen  Geotagged,India,Ischnura senegalensis,Winter
    top view of the same species
    Posted 3 years ago

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''Ischnura senegalensis'', also known variously as common bluetail, marsh bluetail, ubiquitous bluetail, African bluetail, and Senegal golden dartlet, is a widespread damselfly of the family Coenagrionidae.

It is native from Africa, through the Middle East, to southern and eastern Asia. The species is found in slow-stagnant or leisurely flowing water bodies and tolerates both disturbances, salt and pollution but is absent from intact forest areas.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jan 9, 2016. Captured Jan 6, 2016 10:33 in Block 10, Malaysian Twp, Kukatpally Housing Board Colony, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072, India.
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm