This is the first dragonfly to be featured on Nature magnified, and it appears to deserve the honour! The Brown-backed Red Marsh Hawk (Orthetrum chrysis) is a medium sized dragonfly with a blood red tail and brown thorax.
Its eyes are coffee brown above and bluish grey below.
The images shown here are of the male. the female is bright ochreous with black markings
These dragonflies are widely distributed throughout India and are commonly seen around marshes, ponds, paddy fields and stagnant parts of rivers and streams.