Posts Tagged 'neurothemis fulvia'

blue marsh hawk and the skimmers

Posted by on 12 Jun 2014 | Category: photography, prakriti

The blue marsh hawk belong to the dragonfly family of skimmers, and are conspicuous with their blue thorax and tail.

blue marsh hawk,  orthetrum glaucaum

Dragonflies, especially the males of some species, are also territorial in nature. Research shows that among some marsh skimmers, the males with longer hind wings have an upper hand in winning territorial conflicts.

Species: orthetrum glaucaumFamily: libellulidae

Here are a few other skimmers from our earlier articles:

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the forest skimmer

Posted by on 01 Apr 2011 | Category: photography, prakriti

Skimmers consists the largest dragonfly family. Many of them are brightly colored, and so is this forest skimmer (male). The fulvous forest skimmers are rusty colored, with transparent wing tips. The female looks similar, but with a dull brown shade.

Fulvous Forest Skimmer dragonfly, neurothemis fulvia

Click on the image above for a larger version, with the features on the wings visible.

Species: neurothemis fulvia Family: libellulidae
Common Name: Fulvous Forest Skimmer
Location: @ home, Kottayam, Kerala
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