The stream ruby belongs to the chlorocyphidae family of damselflies, commonly known as jewels.

stream ruby, rhinocypha bisignata

Stream Ruby is one of these beautiful jewels, with their conspicuous rusty orange stripes on their thorax. Their natural habitat are hill streams, giving them the name stream ruby. This one might be a male; the stripes on the female are more yellowish.

This particular species, is credited to the Kottayam district (hometown) in Kerala, India.

Species: rhinocypha bisignata Family: chlorocyphidae
Common Name: Stream Ruby
Location: @ home, Kottayam, Kerala

Reference:
Emiliyamma, K., 2005: On the Odonata (Insecta) Fauna of Kottayam district, Kerala, India. Zoos’ Print Journal 20, 2108-2110.

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