Friday, February 17, 2012

Beautiful Scarlet Skimmer Dragonfly (Crocothemis servilia)


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beautiful scarlet skimmer dragonfly (Crocothemis servilia) has a bright red color all over its body. The wings are transparrent with small amber patches at the bases of the hindwings. The abdomen is marked with dark line accross the upper side of abdomen.

Scientific Classification:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Odonata - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Suborder : Anisoptera - Dragonflies
Family : Libellulidae - Skimmers
Genus : Crocothemis - Skimmers
Species : C. servilia - Scarlet Skimmer
Binomial name : Crocothemis servilia (Drury, 1773)

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_Dragonfly
http://bugguide.net/node/view/18756/bgimage

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