Sunday, June 28, 2015

36. Orthetrum pruinosum (Burmeister, 1839)

Orthetrum pruinosum (Burmeister, 1839)

Number: 36
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthetrum 
Species: Orthetrum pruinosum (Burmeister, 1839) 
Common name: Crimson tailed Marsh hawk
Habitat: Forests, lakes, ponds 
Distribution: Chittagong, Sylhet
Abundance: Common
Flight season: June- November


The males are spectacular insects with abdominal segments red. The thorax is black, legs are black, wings are transparent, pterostigma black.

The matting pair I have spotted from Sylhet. The pair was matting in the reeds associated to the streams.   

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