Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Rhyothemis species from Cat Tien National Park

There are four species of Rhyothemis at Cat Tien, but R. triangularis was sadly absent and I therefore failed to get pictures of that lovely species once again. Other species were less common than they had been in July-August. I saw only a single R. plutonia.

Male Rhyothemis phyllis, a lovely species with reduced black-and-orange pattern on the inner wing.

R. plutonia is a fantastic species that looks pretty much black from a distance, but under close inspection reveals green and purple on the inner wings.
Finally, a female of R. phyllis. Possible to confuse with R. variegata, but black-and-yellow pattern much larger and extending far onto the outer wing on that species.

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