Ceriagrion cerinorubellum

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Ceriagrion cerinorubellum
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Ceriagrion
C. cerinorubellum
Binomial name
Ceriagrion cerinorubellum
(Brauer, 1865)

Ceriagrion cerinorubellum,[2] commonly known as the orange-tailed marsh dart[3] or bi-coloured damsel, is a medium-sized damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae. It is a very common species of damselflies in Asia.[1][4]


This species can be found in Asia: Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.[1][4]

Description and habitat[edit]

It is a medium-sized damselfly with greenish eyes, bluish above. Its thorax is yellowish green. Segments 1,2 and basal half of three and apical half of 7 to 10 are in brick red color. Other segments are black on dorsal half and pale blue on the ventral half. Female is similar to the male; but more robust and with dull colors.[5]

It breeds in weeded ponds, marshes and other stillwater forms.[5][6][7][8][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Dow, R.A. (2020). "Ceriagrion cerinorubellum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T167444A147082861. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-1.RLTS.T167444A147082861.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ Paulson, D.; Schorr, M.; Abbott, J.; Bota-Sierra, C.; Deliry, C.; Dijkstra, K.-D.; Lozano, F. (2023). "World Odonata List". OdonataCentral, University of Alabama. Retrieved 14 Mar 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Ceriagrion cerinorubellum Brauer, 1865". Odonata of India, v. 1.00. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  4. ^ a b 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. 151–152. ISBN 9788181714954.
  5. ^ a b C FC Lt. Fraser (1933). The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma, Odonata Vol. I. Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London: Taylor and Francis. pp. 326-328.
  6. ^ C FC Lt. Fraser (1924). A Survey of the Odonate (Dragonfly) Fauna of Western India and Descriptions of Thirty New Species (PDF). pp. 492–493.
  7. ^ Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India - A Field Guide.
  8. ^ "Ceriagrion cerinorubellum Brauer, 1865". India Biodiversity Portal. Retrieved 2017-02-28.

External links[edit]

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