Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pygmy Dartlet or Midget Wisp Damselfly (Male)

Here is a male Pigmy Dartlet  damselfly (Agriocnemis pygmae), the smallest damselfly I have ever seen! Its whole length was around  3 centimeters only. The picture below is magnified.

Pigmy Dartlet Damselfly (Agriocnemis Pygmae)



I felt very difficult to capture it due to the small size. Also as it was a rainy day, light was also less. Its abdomen was around 2 - 2.5 centimeter long. Then imagine how thin it was!! Unlike dragonflies, damselflies have very thin abdomen.

Pigmy Dartlet Damselfly (Agriocnemis Pygmae)

Pigmy Dartlet Damselfly (Agriocnemis Pygmae)

This damselfly is also called Midget Wisp damselfly. The name might have come from its extreme small size. Its body is mainly green in color and have thick black linings starting from head to thorax and extending to abdomen. Also, the orange color at the tip of abdomen makes it easy to identify. The wings are black and transparent.

Scientific name : Agriocnemis pygmae
Family                : Coenagrionidae
Order                  : Odonata
Photos from Cheruvally, Kerala.

27 comments:

  1. As always, a visual treat! Amazing.

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  2. Very delicate, fragile. Great pictures!

    Carpe Diem
    CL

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  3. You did well to capture this minute damselfly.It's very pretty!

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  4. your shots are beautiful! i can imagine how tiny it is!

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  5. A nice damselfly, I love its smallness, thanks.

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  6. I love damselflies! I found one the other day on my walk - not this small, though! This one is beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful shots of damselfly...

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  8. ...superb...amazing!

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  9. amazing pics !!!

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  10. Hi, Magnificent shot, i love this shot.

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  11. buddy, your photos are always so amazing and inspiring...

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  12. Są malutkie, ale śliczne i mają świetne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
    They are tiny, but beautiful and have great pictures. Yours.

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  13. A very interesting catch. :D

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  14. Very nice post and beautiful photographs Abhinav..:-)..Thanks for the visit and add..I'm already following you..:-)
    Keep up the good talent..:-)

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  15. Hi Abhinav
    First visit here,introduced by Ranjana. You have a lovely photoblog here. Your damselfly pics are magical and mesmerizing. Pl do visit my blog at your convenience.
    Regards Ram

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  16. Fabulous. I love the green look of your blog.

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  17. Love the photos,
    This is for you
    http://ranjana-craft-blog.blogspot.in/2012/06/blog-awards.html

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  18. Stupende fotografie! buona giornata...ciao

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  19. Oh...this is such a delicate darling :)) Great shot...

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  20. Loved your space and shots :))

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  21. wow... lovely captures Abhinav. Your photos are so vibrant. :)

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  22. This one brought back my childhood nursery school (home and wooded homestead) memories at my village in Konkan. Beauty!!!

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  23. My nursery school was nothing but paddy fields and wooded area around home: no walls, no teachers, no books... and variety of colorful birds, insects, reptiles. Thanks again!

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