Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ditch Jewel !

Interesting name it is 'jewel of the ditch' - seen in polluted waters, ponds, tanks and sewage etc. It flies close to ground around water and is seen across seasons. Clicked at Bhopal near a pond.

Granite Ghost !

Granite Ghost dragonfly on warli painting at Manav Sangrahalaya at Bhopal

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dragonfly mating

Dragonflies- Clicked at Bhopal

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Trumpet Trail at Bhopal

Trumpet trail (male) Dragonfly at Bhopal

Monday, August 16, 2010

Damselfly mating

Males and females of damselfly spend considerable time in physical contact with one another before they actually copulate, may be an effort to assess their potential mate !. Pic is from Bhopal, taken on Aug 15, 2010.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Green Marsh Hawk

This is photograph of Green Marsh Hawk dragonfly I had clicked at Shivpuri Tourist Village in District Shivpuri. This is also called slender Skimmer or Orthetrum Sabina. It belongs to family Libellulidae (skimmer) and is common dragonfly of gardens and fields. This dragonfly sits motionless on shrubs and dry wigs for a long time. It hunts flying insects such as flies, small butterflies and dragonflies.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bhopal's Common clubtail !


This common dragonfly usually perches on a bare twig facing the water.It is commonly found in ponds, tanks and rivers. I had clicked this picture on Van Vihar road in Bhopal. One can see and click this clubtail throughout the year ! (Text courtesy -Dragonflies of India, A Field Guide, K.A.Subramanian,  Editor Madhav Gadgil) (Thanks to  Mr N.S.Dungriyal IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests and Field Director, Satpura Tiger Reserve Hoshangabad, M.P. who helped me in recognizing this one)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dragonfly - Clubtail ?

Hi clicked this one at Swarn Jayanti Park in Bhopal, is it club tail ?

Dragonfly in the Bhopal's park