Sunday, February 26, 2012

Red Swampdragon Dragonfly (Agrionoptera insignis) Male, Sumatra Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This is the male of red swampdragon dragonfly (Agrionoptera insignis). It has light green color at the thorax with dark green stripes. The frons and ocellis is mettalic blue color. All the legs are black. The first and second segment of abdomen the same pattern with thorax, while the third to the rest of its abdominal segment is red with some black rings. At the last three segment and the cercus is in black color. The wings are all transparent with dark color at the pterostigma. The size is about 40 to 50mm.
This dragonfly is from the order of odonata under the family of  Libellulidae  under Genus of  Agrionoptera.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Odonata - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Suborder : Anisoptera - Dragonflies
Family : Libellulidae - Skimmers
Genus : Agrionoptera
Species : A. insignis
Binomial name : Agrionoptera insignis (Rambur, 1842)

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