Since of late I developed a great deal of interest to dragonflies and damselflies of Sri Lanka.
However, as I mentioned in my earlier post (hyperlink to it) I grew up at a time when they were commonly seen around our neighborhood and hence we were not particularly interested in them.
At present, living in Colombo the main commercial district, it is not easy to spot them everyday. This little fellow was spotted near Madiwela in Sri Lanka.
Known scientifically as the “Ceriagrion coromandelianum” this damselfly is a beautiful creature. Well, the name seems to be so complex as do the species are. However, its common name would be Yellow Waxtail or alternatively Coromandel Marsh Dart.
They are actually not a rare species and commonly found in ponds, where they breed, ditches, rice fields and mangroves in South Asia.
Talking about Damselflies, it is understood that around 64 damselfly species are found in Sri Lanka.
This one I captured is a male damselfly. Males have bright yellow tail while the females have pale green tail.
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