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  • Chinese (Simplified)
    • 鼻蟌科
  • Scientific Names
    • Chlorocyphidae
  • Spanish
    • Caballitos joya
  • English
    • Jewels

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

briang

Date

June 19, 2012 11:47 PM CDT

Description

Female Libellago lineata

Walking from the guesthouse to the park's entrance I saw this female on a twig's end which was overhanging the roadside. I had never seen anything from Chlorocyphidae so closely before and between the rostrum and the wings extending so far beyond the abdomen I was quite awe-struck.

I only had a 100mm lens with me on this trip and I failed to capture her after a few quick swings but figured I would see more (which I did...but still didn't capture).

At the water I saw some males and females but couldn't get as close as I did here.

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Observer

radityanjarr

Date

November 14, 2016 09:26 AM ICT

Description

Male, found in running water, i found two individu,

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What

Dancing Jewel Platycypha caligata

Date

December 19, 2006 10:36 AM CET

Description

A male Dancing Jewel is one of the most impressive colored damselflies I've ever seen. The legs on the male are white on the inside and red on the outside. They are used in territorial displays toward other males, but also toward females during courtship before mating. The male waves all six the legs in hovering flight, making the legs blink white and red.
December 2006.
Small stream at Blyde Canyon Resort.
South Africa.

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What

Dancing Jewel Platycypha caligata

Date

December 13, 2006 09:15 AM CET

Description

13th December 2006.
Nwanedzi River, Pafuri, Limpopo, South Africa.

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What

Dancing Jewel Platycypha caligata

Date

December 13, 2006 09:24 AM CET

Description

December 2006.
Limpopo, South Africa.

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What

Dancing Jewel Platycypha caligata

Observer

martingrimm

Date

October 17, 2016 12:20 PM CEST

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Observer

brunodurand

Date

July 7, 2012 12:57 PM SGT

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Observer

ivijayanand

Date

October 7, 2016 12:03 PM IST

Description

River Haliodor
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 11th October 2016
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm

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Observer

ivijayanand

Date

April 8, 2016 08:09 AM IST

Description

River Haliodor
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 8th April 2016
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm

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Observer

prosenjit

Date

July 25, 2015 02:18 PM IDT

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Observer

prosenjit

Date

August 28, 2016 12:37 PM IDT

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Observer

prosenjit

Date

September 26, 2013 01:40 PM IDT

Description

Female

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Description from Wikipedia

Chlorocyphidae is a family of damselfies, commonly known as jewels. They are most commonly found in Africa and Asia.

No range data available.
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