Friday, June 12, 2015

Oriental Green-Wing (Neurobasis chinensis chinensis)


English: Oriental Green-Wing
Binomial: Neurobasis chinensis chinensis

Oriental Green-Wing is a brightly colored damselfly found in Asian countries including Sri Lanka. It can be identified easily by metallic green body and the wings. Females are pale in color. This damselfly lives close to streams. IUCN Red List status is 'Least concern'. Above photographs were taken close to a stream at the "Sri Pada" Peak Wilderness sanctuary where elevation above the sea level is about 1050m.

Reference: Dragonflies of Sri Lanka - Matjaž Bedjaniè, Karen Conniff, Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

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