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Brachythemis contaminata

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Brachythemis contaminata,[2] ditch jewel,[3][4] is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is found in many Asian countries.[5][1][6]

Description and habitat

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Brachythemis contaminata on Nelumbo nucifera leaf, in a pond

It is a small dragonfly with brown-capped yellowish-green eyes. Its thorax is olivaceous-brown, marked with a reddish-brown humeral stripe and two brownish stripes on each side. Wings are transparent; but with a broad bright orange fascia extending from base to within 2 to 3 cells of reddish pterostigma. Abdomen is ochreous-red, marked with dorsal and sub-dorsal brown stripes. Anal appendages are in reddish-brown. Female is similar to the male; but in pale yellowish-green color. Wings are transparent, tinted with yellow at extreme base;, but the bright orange fascia seen in the male absent.[7]

It breeds in weedy ponds, lakes, and slowly moving streams; especially in sluggish waters. It is very common along sewage canals, tanks, ponds and ditches.[7][8][9][3][4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Sharma, G. (2010). "Brachythemis contaminata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T167368A6335347.
  2. ^ Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Brachythemis contaminata Fabricius, 1793". India Biodiversity Portal. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  4. ^ a b "Brachythemis contaminata Fabricius, 1793". Odonata of India, v. 1.00. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  5. ^ Odonata: Catalogue of the Odonata of the World. Tol J. van , 2008-08-01
  6. ^ K.A., Subramanian; K.G., Emiliyamma; R., Babu; C., Radhakrishnan; S.S., Talmale (2018). Atlas of Odonata (Insecta) of the Western Ghats, India. Zoological Survey of India. pp. 310–311. ISBN 9788181714954.
  7. ^ a b C FC Lt. Fraser (1936). The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma, Odonata Vol. III. Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London: Taylor and Francis. pp. 365-366.
  8. ^ C FC Lt. Fraser (1924). A Survey of the Odonate (Dragonfly) Fauna of Western India and Descriptions of Thirty New Species (PDF). p. 438.
  9. ^ Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India - A Field Guide.

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Brachythemis contaminata: Brief Summary

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Brachythemis contaminata, ditch jewel, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is found in many Asian countries.

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