Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lesser Green Emperor Dragonfly (Anax guttatus), Sumatra Indonesia

Those photos above were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia.  This dragonfly is the lesser green emperor dragonfly (Anax guttatus). The size of this dragonfly is about 70mm. The thorax is green,without stripes. The pterothorax is blue. All the legs are brown. The first abdomen segment is green, while the second and the third is bright blue. Except those three segments, all abdominal segments are dark brown color with some light green spots. The wings are all transparent with brown color at the pterostigma.

This dragonfly is from the order of odonata under the family of Aeshnidae under Genus of  Anax.

Scientific classification
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Odonata
Family : Aeshnidae
Genus : Anax
Species : A. guttatus
Binomial name : Anax guttatus (Burmeister, 1839)


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