Pseudagrion indicum

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Pseudagrion indicum
mating pair
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Pseudagrion
P. indicum
Binomial name
Pseudagrion indicum
Fraser, 1924

Pseudagrion indicum,[2][1] yellow-striped blue dart[3] or yellow-striped dart,[4] is a species of damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae. It is found only in Western Ghats of India.[1][5]

Description and habitat[edit]

It is a medium sized damselfly with black-capped greenish eyes. Its thorax is black on dorsum with black humeral stripes; the area between them is pale green. The lateral sides are azure blue. Abdominal segments 1 and 2 are azure blue with black marks on the dorsum. Mark on segment 2 looks like a chalice or thistle-head. Segments 3 to 7 are black on dorsum and pale green on the sides. Segments 8 and 9 are azure blue with black apical annules. Segment 10 is black.[6]

Female has yellowish green thorax and green eyes capped with yellowish green. Color of the abdomen is similar to the male; but paler. Segments 8 and 9 are also black with fine apical blue rings. Segment 10 is blue.[6]

It breeds in small streams and associated marshes in sub-montane and montane areas of the Western Ghats.[6][7][8][3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Dow, R.A. (2020). "Pseudagrion indicum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T163676A138282477. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-1.RLTS.T163676A138282477.en. Retrieved 18 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 "Pseudagrion indicum Fraser, 1924". India Biodiversity Portal. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  4. ^ a b "Pseudagrion indicum Fraser, 1924". Odonata of India, v. 1.00. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  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. 169–170. ISBN 9788181714954.
  6. ^ a b c 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. 303-304.
  7. ^ C FC Lt. Fraser (1924). A Survey of the Odonate (Dragonfly) Fauna of Western India and Descriptions of Thirty New Species (PDF). pp. 495–496.
  8. ^ Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India - A Field Guide.

External links[edit]

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