Sunday, March 2, 2014

Black-Tipped Flashwing (Vestalis apicalis nigrescens)


English : Black-Tipped Flashwing
Binomial name : Vestalis apicalis nigrescens

Black-Tipped Flashwing is an endemic damselfly living in Sri Lanka that belongs to Chlorocyphidae family. They have green colored body as an adaptation for living environment. Both sexes have the color of metallic green and male can be identified by the black color tip of the wings. They can be seen mostly in streams inside forests of lower hills and montane areas. Another sub species of Black-Tipped Flashwing named Vestalis apicalis submontana can be found in India.

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