Monday, April 6, 2015

29. Ceriagrion coromandelianum (Fabricius, 1798)

Ceriagrion coromandelianum (Fabricius, 1798)

Number: 27
Family: Coenagrionidae 
Genus: Ceriagrion   
Species: Ceriagrion coromandelianum (Fabricius, 1798)
Common name: Coromandel Marsh dart
Habitat: Lakes, ponds, rivers
Distribution: All over the country
Abundance: Common 
Flight season: January- December

Ceriagrion coromandelianum is the most common and abundant damselflies of Bangladesh


The males' are yellow,  eyes and thorax are green. Observed commonly near the pond and can be identified easily by their yellow color.


The females are less yellow than male, thorax and eyes are green. Anal appendages are female like and easiest way to distinguish.

I have observed  the matting of this species several times in different period of the year.

This species is very aggressive, often seen feeding on smaller damselflies. 


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