Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Scarlet Dwarf Dragonfly (Nannophya pygmaea), Sumatra Indonesia

Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This tiny dragonfly is from the family of Libellulidae (Skimmers) under genus of Nannophya. The species name is Nannophya pygmaea (Rambur, 1842). With the body size  not more than 15mm and wing span not more than 20mm has made this kind of dragonfly is the smallest dragonfly in the world.

The male has scarlet color of the body including eyes (above pic) while the female has brownish yellow color with light yellow bands at its abdominal segment joints.

Kingdom : Animalia (Animals)
Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class : Insecta (Insects)
Order : Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder : Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family : Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus : Nannophya
Species : N. pygmaea
Binomial name : Nannophya pygmaea (Rambur, 1842)


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