Onychargia atrocyana

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Marsh dancer
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Onychargia
Species: Onychargia atrocyana
Binomial name
Onychargia atrocyana
(Selys, 1865)

Onychargia atrocyana[2][1] a species damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae. This species is commonly known as the marsh dancer or black marsh dart.[3][4]

It is somewhat local in occurrence, but often very common where it occurs. It breeds in ponds and marshes with trees, and swamp forest.[1][5][6][3][4]

It is found in Asia: Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Dow, R.A. (2009). "Onychargia atrocyana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T163675A5634099. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T163675A5634099.en. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  2. ^ "World Odonata List". Slater Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Onychargia atrocyana Selys, 1865". India Biodiversity Portal. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Onychargia atrocyana Selys, 1865". Odonata of India, v. 1.00. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India - A Field Guide. 

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