Orange-tailed Marsh Dart Feeding Mosquito

Orange-tailed Marsh Dart Feeding Mosquito

This female Orange-tailed Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum) damselfly was on a leaf in my garden munching on a male Culex mosquito. Damselfly larvae are important aquatic predators. Besides serving as food for various fishes, the adults play a similar role on land. They do eat mosquitoes, and they also eat a vast variety of other … Read more

Orange-tailed Marsh Dart

Orange-tailed Marsh Dart

This female Orange-tailed Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum) damselfly was sitting in my garden amidst undergrowth. I used Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash to capture this beauty. This damsel was perched in midst of a crowded bush. Since the background … Read more

Asian Slim Damselfly

Asian Slim Damselfly (Aciagrion occidentale)

I found this Asian Slim Damselfly (Aciagrion occidentale) sitting on a blade of grass in my garden. I was using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. This looks like a male Aciagrion occidentale. Despite being quite a common … Read more

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