Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Batik Glider Dragonfly (Rhyothemis phyllis), Sumatra Indonesia

Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This dragonfly is from the family of Libellulidae (Skimmers) under genus of Rhyothemis. The species name is Rhyothemis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776)

This dragonfly has metallic dark green color on the thorax. metallic blue face and dark brown abdomen. Its wings are yellow but transparrent especially at the fore wing. They have black mark at the tip, pterostigma and nodus. On the hind wing, some part of it is not transparrent. It has broad mark from the base to one third part of the hind wing. Those broad marks have three metallic colors, black at the inner margin side, dark green at the costa  side and yellow between them.

Kingdom : Animalia (Animals)
Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class : Insecta (Insects)
Order : Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder : Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family : Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus : Rhyothemis
Species name : R. phyllis
Binomial name : Rhyothemis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776)


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Kata kunci : bangsa capung, sayap berwarna warni, biru, kuning dan hitam, warna tubuh metalik, biru berkilau