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Orthetrum pruinosum

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Crimson-tailed Marsh Hawk dragonfly or Orthetrum pruinosum in Delhi

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Crimson-tailed Marsh Hawk - Female | Orthetrum pruinosum Burmeister

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Orthetrum pruinosum n.

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Crimson-tailed Marsh Hawk Male Dragonfly - Orthetrum pruinosum Burmeister

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Crimson-tailed Marsh Hawk Male Dragonfly - Orthetrum pruinosum Burmeister

Orthetrum pruinosum, the crimson-tailed marsh hawk, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is a widespread species occurring from west India to Japan and south to Java and the Sunda Islands. It breeds in puddles, ponds and tanks. Three subspecies are recognized. A molecular phylogenetics study of Orthetrum dragonflies revealed that Orthetrum pruinosum is a cryptic species.
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