Wednesday, October 15, 2014

04.Agriocnemis kalinga (Nair & Subramanian, 2014)

Agriocnemis Kalinga (Nair & Subramanian, 2014)
Number: 04
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus:  Agriocnemis 
Species:  Agriocnemis kalinga (Nair & Subramanian, 2014)   
Common name(s): N/A
Habitat: Ponds, lakes, riversides   
Distribution: Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong 
Abundance: Common 
Flight season: January- October
Similar species: Agriocnemis femina, Agriocnemis pygmaea, Agriocnemis keralensis

Agriocnemis kalinga often found associated with Agriocnemis femina and Agriocnemis pygmaea. All the species are morphologicallly similar and availability in same area makes it often difficult to distinguish. 

 Agriocnemis kalinga is a tiny green damselflies. Length of the abdomen is 13-14 mm and length of the hind wing 9-10 mm. Head is apple green with black cap above. Thorax is black, green antehumeral stripe and laterally green. Legs are yellowish, outer side of femora is black.   

Wings are transparent, pterostigma yellow. The male is different from the other two similar species (Agriocnemis femina and Agriocnemis pygmaea) having a green rounded spot in abdominal segment 2. Abdominal segment 1 is green, segment 3-7 are laterally green, dosally black, segment 8-10 are laterally and ventrally yellow, dorsally black. Caudal appendages are yellow.   


The female is apple green in color, remain in close association of the male. the color of the juvenile female varies from green to yellow. Eyes are green, black capped. Wings are transparent, greenish pterostigma. Legs are whitish with black spine. Thorax is greenish, abdomen yellowish.  



1 comment:

  1. The correct name is : Agriocnemis kalinga Nair & Subramanian, 2014

    Nair M.V. & Subramanian K.A. 2014 - A new species of Agriocnemis Selys, 1869 (Zygoptera : Coenagrionidae) from eastern India with redescription of Agriocnemis keralensis Peter, 1981 - Rec. zool. Surv. India, 114 (part 4) : 669-679. -