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Golden Dartlet


Golden Dartlet
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Copyright: Atanu Chanda (atanuchanda) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 44] (210)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS, Osaka 72mm UV
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-24 10:36
Viewed: 3625
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After a long gap, I am again back to Treknature.

The Golden Dartlet (Ischnura aurora) is a species of damselfly.
Adults
A small apple green damselfly with black thoracic stripes and blue tipped yellow tail.

Male
Eyes: Black half moon like cap above, olive green to dark olive below, which fade to pale olive beneath. Two azure blue spots are present behind the eys. Thorax: Shinning black with two pale grass green stripes. Sides are light green and white below. Legs: Pale greenish white with vertical stripe on femur, just above femur - tibia joint. Wings: Transparent. Wing spot: The wing spots are different in fore and hindwings. It is rose-red in forewings and uniform pale grey in hindwings. Abdomen: Bright yellow. The second and seventh segments has upper narrow and broad black marks respectively. Segments 8-10 are entirely azure blue. The 10th segment has a upper black spot.

Female
Eyes: Brown half moon like cap above, green to pale green below. Thorax: Shining black with two orange stripes. Sides are pale green. Legs: Pale white with vertical black stripes on femur, just above femur - tibia joint. Abdomen: A broad black stripe runs along the upper side of abdomen. Segments 8 - 10 do not have azure blue markings.

Habitat
Found among vegetation along the banks of ponds, rivers, canals and estuaries; found away from water-bodies also.

Distribution
Oriental and Australian regions. Also found in remote oceanic islands probably carried by air currents.

Courtsey: Wikipedia

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
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Hi,
Very good image of this tiny dartlet, they are so tiny its almost very difficult to spot them, you got this one in good lighting too only the background could have been better. tfs.
nagraj.v

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