Saturday, March 28, 2015

27. Diplacodes trivialis (Rambur, 1842)

Diplacodes trivialis (Rambur, 1842)

Number: 27
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Diplacodes  
Species: Diplacodes trivialis (Rambur, 1842)
Common name: Ground skimmer
Habitat: Lakes and ponds
Distribution: Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong 
Abundance: Common 
Flight season: March - November

Diplacodes trivialis is one of the most common dragonflies of Bangladesh. Unlike many other species they spend most of their time outside of the water bodies. They like to rest and fly near to the ground.


The males are bluish black. The thorax is blue as well as the abdominal segments 1-8. Segments 9-10 are black, wings transparent, legs black and anal appendages are white 


The females has greenish thorax and abdomnal segments 1-3. Abdominal segments 4-8 has white lateral band, segments 9-10 are black, wings transparent, legs black anal appendages are black. 

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