|from Thattekkad, Kerala|
Description and habitat
It is a medium sized dragonfly with emerald-green eyes. Its thorax is reddish-brown, with a dark green metallic reflex. There is a narrow oblique stripe on each side in citron-yellow. Abdomen is black, with the yellow annules narrower compared to Macromia indica. Segment 2 has a very narrow sub-basal annule which is broadly interrupted each side sub-dorsally. Segment 3 has a narrow annule. Segments 4 and 5 have a pair of small dorsal spots at the jugal suture. Segment 6 usually unmarked. Segment 7 has a basal annule. Segments 8 and 9 are unmarked. Segment 10 has a mid-dorsal carina as in Macromia indica. Anal appendages are black.
It can be distinguished from M. indica by the very different markings of abdomen. These abdominal markings are similar to those of M. ellisoni; but that insect has a well-marked citron-yellow humeral stripe which is very narrow here.
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