Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Rhodothemis rufa

Anisoptera

Species name: Rhodothemis rufa

Family:   Libellulidae


My last post on this species was in December 2009 featuring a newly emerged female. Male R. rufa is not easy to distinguish from other medium-sized red species of libellulid like Orthetrum testaceum, Crocothemis servilia or Urothemis signata. The female however is  easier to recognise with her brownish colour and  a middorsal pale yellowish streak.

I have recently photographed both males and females in the field.


Male

Female