Orthetrum triangulare

Orthetrum triangulare[2] is an Asian freshwater dragonfly species.[1] The common name for this species is blue-tailed forest hawk.[3][1][4][5][6] Two subspecies of Orthetrum triangulare are currently recognised, the nominate subspecies and O. t. malaccense.[1]

Orthetrum triangulare
Dragon Fly (Orthetrum triangulare) (7976467260).jpg
O. t. triangulare, male
Scientific classification
O. triangulare
Binomial name
Orthetrum triangulare
(Selys, 1878)

Orthetrum chandrabali Mehrotra, 1961

Description and habitatEdit

It is a medium sized dragonfly with dark face and bluish eyes. Its thorax is also black with a broad apple green stripe on both sides. Segments 1-2 and 8-10 in the abdomen are black and the remaining segments are pruinosed with azure blue. It is usually found in marshes associated with hill streams where it breeds.[7][8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Dow, R.A. (2010). "Orthetrum triangulare". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T163664A5632305. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T167098A6301833.en.{{cite iucn}}: error: |doi= / |page= mismatch (help)
  2. ^ Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.
  3. ^ Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India (PDF).
  4. ^ "Orthetrum triangulare Selys, 1878". India Biodiversity Portal. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  5. ^ "Orthetrum triangulare Selys, 1878". Odonata of India, v. 1.00. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  6. ^ K.A., Subramanian; K.G., Emiliyamma; R., Babu; C., Radhakrishnan; S.S., Talmale (2018). Atlas of Odonata (Insecta) of the Western Ghats, India. Zoological Survey of India. pp. 361–362. ISBN 9788181714954.
  7. ^ C FC Lt. Fraser (1936). The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma, Odonata Vol. III. Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London: Taylor and Francis. pp. 305–307.
  8. ^ C FC Lt. Fraser (1924). A Survey of the Odonate (Dragonfly) Fauna of Western India and Descriptions of Thirty New Species (PDF). p. 433.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Orthetrum triangulare at Wikimedia Commons

  Data related to Orthetrum triangulare at Wikispecies