Rhyothemis variegata

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Rhyothemis variegata
Rhyothemis variegata - Davidraju IMG 4761.jpg
Rhyothemis variegata female at Kadavoor.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Rhyothemis
Species: R. variegata
Binomial name
Rhyothemis variegata
(Linnaeus, 1763)

Libellula variegata Linnaeus, 1763

Rhyothemis variegata, known as the common picture wing or variegated flutterer, is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, found in South Asia. It breeds in marshes, ponds and paddy fields. They appear to have weak flight and can easily be mistaken for butterflies.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ a b Subramanian, K.A. (2010). "Rhyothemis variegata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T167133A6306450. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T167133A6306450.en. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  2. ^ C FC Lt. Fraser (1936). The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma, Odonata Vol. III. Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London: Taylor and Francis. 
  3. ^ "Rhyothemis variegata Linnaeus, 1763". India Biodiversity Portal. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Rhyothemis variegata Linnaeus, 1763". Odonata of India, v. 1.00. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  5. ^ Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India (PDF). 

External links[edit]

Data related to Rhyothemis variegata at Wikispecies

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