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Stellate River Hawk (Onychothemis testacea)!

Image of <i>Onychothemis testacea</i> Laidlaw 1902

Description:

A very fast flying dragonfly of forested streams. It usually perches on dry twigs and other similar vantage points over streams and aggressively chases other dragonflies.Face of male is black and yellow with metallic blue green markings. Eyes are emerald green. Thorax is dark metallic blue with yellow mid dorsal stripe. First lateral stripe on the thorax is incomplete. However, the posterior one is complete and reaches the base of wings. Abdomen is black with dorsal and lateral yellow spots. Third and fourth segment has yellow characteristic stellate spots on the dorsal side. The segments 7-10 do not have the lateral yellow spots.Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, Indiawww.asia-dragonfly.net/globalResults.php?Species=1400

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