Friday, 30 April 2010

Crimson Marsh Glider Dragonfly

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The Crimson Marsh Glider (Trithemis aurora), is a common dragonfly noticeable for its bright flashy crimson colours. It has a reddish brown face with eyes crimson and brown on the sides. The legs are black and the wings transparent with crimson venation and an amber patch. The base of the abdomen is swollen.

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However, only the male is so brightly coloured and the female is more yellowish to olivaceous in colour.

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These are one of the more common dragonflies of wetlands, and can be generally found perched on twigs , cables and plants.

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