Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blue-winged dragonfly, Rhyothemis sp (Libellulidae)

Beautiful metallic blue-winged dragonfly, Rhyothemis sp (Libellulidae)
Rhyothemis plutonis (Libellulidae)

This is a very beautiful dragonfly. The dark colours on its wings appear metallic-like and changes from blue to violet at different viewing angles. It was spotted flying near a river stream at low speed with fluttering pattern (like that of a butterfly) in the morning, Malaysia.

The scientific name of this beauty is Rhyothemis plutonia.

ID credit: Kurt Orion (