Monday, May 14, 2012

Orange Skimmer Dragonfly (Orthetrum testaceum), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This orange skimmer is from the family of Libellulidae under genus of Orthetrum. The scientific name for this species is Orthetrum testaceum (Burmeister, 1839).


This beautiful orange skimmer has a orange face and bright redish orange color all over its body.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Odonata - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Suborder : Anisoptera - Dragonflies
Family : Libellulidae - Skimmers
Genus : Orthetrum
Species name : O.testaceum
Binomial name : Orthetrum testaceum (Burmeister, 1839)

Reference:
http://eol.org/pages/8099188/overview
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthetrum

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