Sunday, October 12, 2014

Oriental Scarlet (Crocothemis servilia servilia)

Male
Female

English : Oriental Scarlet
Binomial Name : Crocothemis servilia servilia
Oriental Scarlet is an extremely widespread species of dragonfly that can be seen in many geographical regions of the world including Sri Lanka. Male is totally red colored and female is olivaceous brown in color. It lives everywhere near stagnant water reservoirs such as tanks, ponds and paddy fields.

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