Tuesday, October 21, 2014

07. Aethriamanta brevipennis (Rambur, 1842)

Aethriamanta brevipennis (Rambur, 1842)                                                                         
Number: 07
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Aethriamanta brevipennis
Species: Aethriamanta brevipennis (Rambur, 1842)
Common name: Scarlet Marsh Hawk
Habitat: Lakes and ponds  
Distribution: Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong 
Abundance: Not very common 
Flight season: May- September


The young male of the species are yellow. like the female of the species. However can be separated from the female by observing the anal appendages also the black ring in the  abdomen is absent in the young male.  

The adult males are red. Eyes are brown, legs are black, thorax is dark chocolate brown. Wings are transparent, deep amber present at base, pterostigma black. Abdomen deep red, segments 4-6 contain black dorsal spot. Anal appendages red.    


Females are yellow, green eye with brown capped above. Thorax and abdominal segments are yellow, black ring present in the abdominal segments which helps to distinguish females from young male.    


  1. Many thanks for Nice effort

  2. Shouldn't it be Aethriamanta instead of Aesthriamanta?