Saturday, February 18, 2012

Female of Straight-edged Red Parasol Dragonfly (Neurothemis terminata)


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. The common name for this  female butterfly is Straight-edged Red Parasol Dragonfly. It got "red" word from its male which dominated with red color all over the body. This dragonfly is from the family of Libellulidae under genus of Neurothemis. The species name is (Neurothemis terminata). Another species of dragonfly which resemble to the species in this photo is female of N.fluctuans which also can be found in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia.

Scientific flassification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Neurothemis
Species : N. terminata
Binomial name : Neurothemis terminata (Ris, 1911)

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurothemis

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