Sunday, November 15, 2015

41. Diplacodes nebulosa (Fabricius, 1793)

 Diplacodes nebulosa (Fabricius, 1793) 

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Diplacodes  
Species: Diplacodes nebulosa (Fabricius, 1793)  
Similar Species: Diplacodes trivialis
Common name: Black-tipped Ground skimmer
Habitat: Marsh, Ponds
Distribution: Dhaka, Sylhet
Abundance: Uncommon 
Flight season: October- November
IUCN Red List Status: Least concern

Worldwide distribution: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia , Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam. 

Currently, two Diplacodes species is known from Bangladesh. Unlike Diplacodes trivialis, Diplacodes nebulosa is not very common. The two species are similar however can be easily distinguish by the black wing tip of D. nebulosa male. 


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