Monday, February 20, 2012

Dragonfly : Common Red Skimmer (Orthetrum pruinosum)


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This dragonfly has a common name of the common red skimmer (Orthetrum pruinosum). It has a unique color where all part of abdomen has a bright red color, while the thorax has brown color. All wings are transparent with dark color at the pterostigma. This dragonfly is for 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. pruinosum
Binomial name : Orthetrum pruinosum (Burmeister, 1839)

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthetrum_pruinosum
http://www.morioka.ac/specimen/files/Libellulidae/Orthetrum/neglectum.html
http://www.pbase.com/glazemaker/image/109316109 



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