Wednesday, April 22, 2015

31. Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1770)

Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1773)

Number: 31
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthetrum 
Species: Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1770)
Common name: Green Marsh Hawk 
Habitat: Lakes, ponds, forest patches
Distribution: All over the country
Abundance: Common 
Flight season: All year round

Orthetrum sabina is the most abundant and most common dragonflies of Bangladesh. Found in diverse habitat, all over the country and all year round. 


The spectacular dragonflies are green, white and black in color. The eyes are green, thorax are green and yellow, wings are transparent, pterostigma and legs are black, segments 7-10 are completely black, anal appendages are white.

Orthretrum sabina are very aggressive and I have sighted the species feeding on butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.    

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