Dragonflies

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Common picture wing – Rhyothemis variegata

This is my third post of Dragonflies. I have two types of dragonflies here,  from my garden!
Friends? Oh yes…they are predators of other flies that are pests.

The common picture wing (Rhyothemis variegata) or variegated flutterer, is a species of dragonfly with colorful wings tinted with pale yellow. There are a few black spots and patches, which are more pronounced in females than in males. These are called as “Onathumpi”, in my native language.

Orange-winged dropwing, alias Scarlet rock glider (Trithemis kirbyi) is a scarlet dragonfly with a broad reddish amber patch on the base of transparent wings. The females differ being duller.

Most probably these dragonflies are visitors to my garden, knowing their natural habitats which are wetlands.

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Onathumpi – Common Picture wing
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Scarlet Rock Glider – Trithemis kirbyi
DF2
Scarlet Rock Glider – Another angle
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27 thoughts on “Dragonflies

  1. These species of butterflies are impressively colourful. Educative notes. TFS.
    We too have butterflies here in Calgary; they are not as colourful; but, they are giants and fast moving.
    Our butterflies do sit in the sun, at times. That’s when I’m able to register them.

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  2. Beautiful photographs, Indira! I see some around here from my neighbours’ pond but it’s hard to photograph them quickly enough. maybe I’ll have a better chance when I’ve finished my own pond.

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