Ceriagrion rubiae

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Ceriagrion rubiae
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Ceriagrion
C. rubiae
Binomial name
Ceriagrion rubiae
Laidlaw, 1916

Ceriagrion rubiae[1][2] is a species of damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae. it is commonly known as orange marsh dart[3] or orange wax tail.[4] This species can be found in south and southeast Asia.[5]

Description and habitat[edit]

It is a medium sized damselfly with olivaceous eyes. Its thorax is bright orange, paler on the sides. Its abdomen is orange on dorsum, paler on the sides. Female is similar to the males; but more robust and more pale olivaceous colors.[6]

It breeds in marshes and weedy ponds.[6][7][8][4][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Ceriagrion rubiae Laidlaw, 1916". Naturalis Biodiversity Center. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  3. ^ a b "Ceriagrion rubiae Laidlaw, 1916". Odonata of India, v. 1.00. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  4. ^ a b "Ceriagrion rubiae Laidlaw, 1916". India Biodiversity Portal. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  5. ^ 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. 157–158. ISBN 9788181714954.
  6. ^ 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. 318-319.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India - A Field Guide.

External links[edit]

Data related to Ceriagrion rubiae at Wikispecies

Media related to Ceriagrion rubiae at Wikimedia Commons