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RHYOTHEMIS OBSOLESCENS
Bronze Flutterer

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Classification

KINGDOM : Animalia

PHYLUM : Arthropoda

CLASS : Insecta

ORDER : Odonata

INFRAORDER : Anisoptera

FAMILY : Libellulidae

GENUS : Rhyothemis

SPECIES : Obsolescens

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RHYOTHEMIS OBSOLESCENS
Bronze Flutterer

Rhyothemis obsolescens (Kirby, 1889), the Bronze Flutterer is is an elegant small dragonfly. This species occurs in well-vegetated open marshes and edge of swamp forest.

Rhyothemis is a genus of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. They are commonly known as Flutterers. Rhyothemis species are found in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific region.

Males and females are almost identical. In males, the hindwing is 21 to 23 mm in length and the total body length ranges from 24 to 28 mm. The eyes are reddish brown on top and light brown below. the thorax and abdomen are black. The wings are opaque iridescent bronze with a tinge of magneta and variegated light and dark markings. In females, the wings have clear (hyaline) portions near the wing tips.

The bronze flutterer is a sun-loving species of dragonfly. Males like to display it's well iridescent bronzed wings under the sun.


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