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India Nature Watch - Latest Images



Wildlife Photographs from India



Published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:00:03 -0700

Last Build Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:00:03 -0700

 



India Nature Watch - ID Request

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:02:04 -0700




India Nature Watch - Wandering glider

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:19:04 -0700

Pantala flavescens, Family: Libellulidae

Canon EOS 750D Tamron SP 60MM F/2.0 Di II 1:1 Macro
‎15-‎Sep-‎2016 ‏‎4:59 PM ‎1/100 sec. ISO-500 f/5.6 60 mm No flash, compulsory ‪1020 x 680‬ (145 KB)


View it in flickr  (3:2, 1920x1280),  [View EXIF]


Pantala flavescens, the globe skimmer or wandering glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae.
It is considered to be the most widespread dragonfly on the planet.

A small swarm has arrived to my home in Chennai.
From where? I don't know..
Maybe from Himalayas...
Maybe even far north...
By next month they would make a pitstop in Maldives and then proceed to East Africa.

As their name "Wandering glider" suggests, they migrate long distances (12000KM - 18000 KM)

More info on wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantala_flavescens



Different angle of the same dragonfly. Private flickr image
Click on the image to view hi-res version (2400x1600)

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