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Orange-tailed Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum)

Orange-tailed Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum)

A medium sized pale green damselfly with orange coloured segments at the base and end of the abdomen.

Male:
Eyes: Dark olivaceous above, pale green below.
Thorax: Green above fading to blue on the sides and yellow below.
Legs: Yellow, with short black spines.
Wings: Transparent.
Wing spot: Amber c o l o u r e d .
A b d o m e n : M u l t i c o l o u r e d .
Segments 1-2 and 7-10 brick red.
Central segments (3-7) blue grey with dorsal black band.

Female: Very similar to the male, however, the red abdominal segments 7-10 are much duller.

Habitat: Common on the banks of ponds, rivers and canals. Sits on dry twigs and vegetation over water.

Breeding: Breeds in marshy banks of rivers, canals and ponds.

Flight season: October-January.

Distribution: Throughout the Oriental region.

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Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India

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