Scarlet Skimmer Male
|Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur)
|Date Taken: 2017-10-28|
|Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2017-10-28 8:18|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The scarlet skimmer or ruddy marsh skimmer, Crocothemis servilia, is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to east and southeast Asia and introduced to Jamaica, Florida, and Hawaii.|
It is a medium sized blood red dragonfly with a thin black line along the mid-dorsal abdomen. It breeds in ponds, ditches, marshes, open swamps and rice fields.
There are two known subspecies; Crocothemis servilia servilia Drury, 1773 and Crocothemis servilia mariannae Kiauta, 1983. C. s. mariannae lacks the mid-dorsal black stripe.
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very nice to see this red dragonfly
greta composition and lovely colours
than ks gr lou
- [2017-10-28 15:25]
Hi Ram,a common species of dragonfly in a very curious and original perspective from above. Great idea to show us that in a different way,and the sharpness is absolutely perfect,like the brightness of its red. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
- [2017-10-28 19:10]
I guessed this was taken with your Sony Cyber shot HX50V as soon as I saw it. The quality of this combination is always exceptional. I really like these beautiful bright colored dragonflies of yours, red dragonflies seem to be a rarity here in Ohio. The insects here in Ohio are pretty much gone for the year, they will reappear next spring as always.