Sunday, February 19, 2012

Female of Red Grasshawk Dragonfly (Neurothemis fluctuans), Sumatra Indonesia

This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This is the female of  the red grasshawk dragonfly (Neurothemis fluctuans). It is got the word red from the color of its male which dominated by red color. The color of this dragonfly is light greenish yellow. The abdomen has three rows of black marks. The black mark s at the top center of abdomen is connected from the base to the end of abdomen making it resemble a line.The size of this dragonfly is about 40 to 50mm long.

Scientific classification: 
Phylum : Arthropoda
Subphylum :  Hexapoda
Class : Insecta
Subclass : Pterygota
Infraclass :  Palaeoptera
Order : Odonata
Suborder : Anisoptera
Family :  Libellulidae
Genus : Neurothemis
Species : N.Fluctuans
Binomial name :  Neurothemis Fluctuans

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