Orthetrum luzonicum or Tri-coloured Marsh Hawk: Dragonfly catches and eats a fly
Orthetrum luzonicum male (15Oct2014)
Orthetrum luzonicum female (01Nov2014)
The Marsh skimmer, also known as tricolored marsh hawk, and slender blue skimmer, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is widespread in many Asian countries. It breeds in marshes, boggy areas and wet abandoned rice fields. Commonly found perched around marshes, ponds, paddy fields, and stagnant part of rivers and streams.