Friday, February 24, 2012

Common Blue Skimmer Dragonfly (Orthetrum glaucum), Sumatra Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beautiful golden yellow dragonfly is the female of Common Blue Skimmer Dragonfly (Orthetrum glaucum). The term "blue" in its name is coming from the color of its male. This female dragonfly has transparent wings with dark color at the pterostigmas. The legs are black except for the femurs which have dark yellow color. This dragonfly is from order of Odonata, under the family of Libellulidae under genus of Orthetrum.

Scientific classification
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Odonata
Suborder : Anisoptera
Family : Libellulidae
Genus : Orthetrum
Species : O. glaucum
Binomial name : Orthetrum glaucum (Brauer, 1865)

References:
http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Asia/India/photo172717.htm
http://eol.org/pages/131146/overview


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