Monday, September 6, 2010

Blue Persuer Dragonfly(Potamarcha congener)

Here's another product of my walks home after work. First I confused it with an Asian Skimmer but the difference of the tail color pattern made me search further till  I found this blog post by my blogger friend Amila Salgado, which allowed me to identify this one correctly.

The Dragonflies of Sri Lanka

9 comments:

  1. Dragonflies are so magical. :) I think that they are some of the most beautiful, though "common", creatures that are found throughout the world.

    Unfortunately, not all cultures respect them. I was surprised to see that they are treated as everyday pests here in Brazil. I tried to stop a group of women from killing a very large one that had accidentally flown into a salon. I was unsuccessful. :*(

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  2. (Sorry, i accidentally published my comment before i was finished.)

    This Blue Persuer in particular is one of the most beautiful that i've seen. Great capture!!

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  3. Hi Amaris,

    Yes they are magical. I'm sorry to hear of them having such a bad time there!

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  4. It's a nice dragonfly to have in your yard. Kandy is very good for dragonflies.

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  5. Hi Amila,Nice to see your on my blog! Yes this species is particularly nice. This one was in Kurunegala,but Kandy being near,I guess there is a similarity between the biodiversity of the two cities.

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  6. Thank you.... your post helped me identify most of the dragonflies on my land/farm

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  7. Beautiful pictures! Wow, so clear. Don't know how you do it but thank you.

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  8. Hi arjun,My pleasure!
    Hi Dawn,Thank you for the compliment! Actually,these photos are pretty average. I was just able to get as close as about two feet to this critter and shoot in the intelligent macro mode of my simple point-and-shoot digital cam. Check my blog roll for some real macros,about hundred folds better than mine! :-)

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  9. not Blue Persure I think it is indigo dropwing.check brother

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