Orthetrum sabina

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Orthetrum sabina
Green Marsh Hawk (Orthetrum sabina), Burdwan, West Bengal, India 22 09 2012.JPG
Orthetrum sabina male, Burdwan, West Bengal, India.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthetrum
Species: O. sabina
Binomial name
Orthetrum sabina
(Drury, 1770)

Orthetrum sabina, the Slender Skimmer [1] or Green Marsh Hawk,[2] is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is widespread, being found from southeastern Europe and North Africa to Japan and south to Australia and Micronesia. Adults are greyish to greenish yellow with black and pale markings. It is very similar to Orthetrum serapia in appearance, with both species appearing in northern Australia. Pale markings on segment four of the abdomen do not extend into the posterior section when viewed from above on Orthetrum sabina. It is medium sized with a wingspan of 60-85mm.[3][1]


  1. ^ a b Mitra, A. (2009). "Orthetrum sabina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India (PDF). 
  3. ^ Theischinger, G; Hawking, J (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood Vic.: CSIRO Publishing. p. 268. ISBN 978 0 64309 073 6. 

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