Friday, April 10, 2015

Dark-glittering Threadtail (Elattoneura centralis)

Mating, Left - Male, Right - Female

English: Dark-glittering Threadtail
Binomial Name: Elattoneura centralis

Dark-glittering Threadtail is an endemic common dragonfly found in Sri Lanka. Its population has been distributed in wet zone, dry zone and also in hill country. Male has a body with a metallic purple gloss which cant be seen in females. Above photographs were taken close to a branch of Kalu river in Rathnapura district in the month of April, 2015. Currently it has been categorized as 'Least Concern' in IUCN Red List.

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