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Marsh Skimmer, Thotalagala, Sri Lanka  Orthetrum luzonicum, female. Dragonfly,Insects,Marsh Skimmer,Orthetrum luzonicum,Sri Lanka,animal,animals,dragonflies,insect Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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    1. You're right in that it's Orthetrum Luzonicum, I have a feeling it's a young male though. Thanks for letting me know. Posted 10 months ago
      1. No, it is a female ;o) No doubt whatsoever if you check the morphology of the final segments of the abdomen.. shape of S8, and the characteristic morphology (in this angle) of genitalia, with two simetric appendix (in males there are three visible) .The base of the abdomen is also much wider than the male. Since this specimen is not immature, it can only be a female, due to the yellow colors of its body ;) Posted 10 months ago
        1. Okay, I see it now. Thank you very much! :) Posted 10 months ago

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The Marsh skimmer, also known as tricolored marsh hawk, and slender blue skimmer, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is widespread in many Asian countries. It breeds in marshes, boggy areas and wet abandoned rice fields. Commonly found perched around marshes, ponds, paddy fields, and stagnant part of rivers and streams.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by RMFelix
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Uploaded Jul 10, 2017. Captured Jul 5, 2017 07:43.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO250
  • 400mm