From the Land of Gods
In the deep dark valley of Himalayan mountains I reached a stream of the river Ravi! Was tired because of the descend trek and was convincing myself that you are getting older Abhijeet.. Right then, in the darkness one magical thing happened. One sparkling-green light was seen gliding lightly near the surface. It was coming from a living creature and each flapping of its wings was flashing that emerald green light and even that was happening lightly like a falling feather of a bird which glides slowly taking slight left-right turns. I was in Dev Bhoomi (meaning Land of Gods), what else I could expect!
Stream Glory is the name of that damselfly. It was totally unexpected sighting of this jewel which I have only seen on internet till date. A tripod was very much necessary for me to be able to document its wing flapping and flashing that emerald green shine but as I was to descend into the valley, I decided to travel light and didn't bring it along and this regret will stay forever with me :-! !
Long back (4 years ago) on jungle dragon I expressed my wish to introduce this beauty here, but someone introduced it already :-o
''Neurobasis chinensis'' is a species of damselfly found in tropical Asia. Males have a very iridescent hindwing which is flashed in display to females and maintain their territories along stretches of moderately fast-flowing streams. The hindwing is brown on the underside but bright iridescent green on the upperside. The colour is produced by interference from the thin surfaces of the wing membrane.