Aethriamanta brevipennis (Rambur, 1842)
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.