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Damselflies - Photo (c) Michael  Bok, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
justinscioli's ID: Damselflies (Suborder Zygoptera)
Posted by justinscioli almost 5 years ago (Flag)
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Rhinocypha - Photo (c) Ross Tsai, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
justinscioli's ID: Genus Rhinocypha, a member of Jewels (Family Chlorocyphidae)
Posted by justinscioli 4 months ago (Flag)
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Rhinocypha - Photo (c) Ross Tsai, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
briang's ID: Genus Rhinocypha, a member of Jewels (Family Chlorocyphidae)
Posted by briang 4 months ago (Flag)
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I think this is Rhinocypha frontalis but I can't tell for certain. The dorsal abdominal stripe seems to have more of a "flat" look as opposed to the markings bleeding down laterally like on many others. That's just from me comparing pictures and knowing what it is not though--I don't have a guide. I'm still curious about the thoracic markings--it looks like an iridescent olive color almost but I don''t see any more blue patches.

I found this [https://books.google.com/books?id=JMR-HkoVtvAC&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=Rhinocypha+frontalis&source=bl&ots=RfiDqlNdLs&sig=Zhy1Oepa3d4qD8pz5YR7BTg4z_g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjc7LOz7JHNAhULIFIKHdxaCToQ6AEITTAJ#v=onepage&q=Rhinocypha%20frontalis&f=false] that has some listed by area, Celebes being Sulawesi. Obviously quite old but still lots of information.

Very cool. I hope you have more dragonfly shots tucked away to share.

Posted by briang 4 months ago (Flag)
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Hi Briang,

Thanks for all of your odonate help. I have really limited experience with Asian insects so I really appreciate the help with Indonesian ones. I am going through my last 6 years of photos and sorting them, it will take a while but I am slowly adding them to iNat. There will be plenty more odonates!

-Justin

Posted by justinscioli 4 months ago (Flag)
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Rhinocypha - Photo (c) Ross Tsai, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
justinscioli's ID: Genus Rhinocypha, a member of Jewels (Family Chlorocyphidae)
Rhinocypha - Photo (c) Ross Tsai, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Genus Rhinocypha, a member of Jewels (Family Chlorocyphidae)
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