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Scarlet skimmer

Scarlet skimmer
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.7
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-19 10:48
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Points: 2
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I have shot this dragonfly near POWAI lake in mumbai.

Scarlet Skimmer


Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Common Skimmers)
Genus Crocothemis
Species servilia (Scarlet Skimmer)


Amber patch at the base of each hindwing; black stripe along the dorsal edge of the abdomen.


Native from southern Japan and China to northern Australia. Introduced accidentally to south Florida and to Oahu, Hawai'i.


In the US, typically uses low-quality wetlands, either artificially constructed or highly degraded, where low dissolved oxygen, introduced fish, or other alterations make the habitat unsuitable for sensitive native species.

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Ciao Kapil. Even if in too tender sharp this specie in so interesting! Very good colours. TFS.


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