Monday, April 20, 2015

30. Rhyothemis variegata (Linnaeus, 1763)

Rhyothemis variegata (Linnaeus, 1763)

Number: 30
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Rhyothemis  
Species: Rhyothemis variegata (Linnaeus, 1763)
Common name: Common picture wing
Habitat: Lakes and ponds
Distribution: All over the country
Abundance: Common 
Flight season: February - December

Rhyothemis variegata is one of the common and most abundant dragonflies of Bangladesh. The species is found all over the country and almost all year round. 


Rhyothemis variegata is the only Rhyothemis species found in Bangladesh. The species can be distinguish easily from the other species by its coloration pattern of the wings. The male has golden wings with black colored patches in the fore and hind wing, wing tips are black, abdomen , thorax and legs are black.   


The females are similar to males, however the coloration in the wing excelled the coloration of the wing of male. Wing tips are transperant and anal appendages are typical Libellulidae female like; this two criterion distinguish female from male. 

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