The Granite Ghost dragonfly (Bradinopyga geminata), is an interesting one due to its special characters – it is very friendly to artificial human environment unlike other dragonflies. Due to this character, I prefer to call it as ‘modern’ dragonfly 🙂
See the pictures below, it is evident..
Sitting on a plastic rope..
I haven’t seen it sitting on the branches or leaves of a plant, where others prefer to sit. Also, these become active after sunset (see, most other dragonflies prefer daylight to fly).
Sitting on the marble floor..
and the next, on a cell phone!
I noticed this one flying around the lamp in my house. To see it more clearly I took my cell phone and switched on the torch. To my surprise, it left the lamp and came towards me to sit on my phone! I was holding the phone in my hand and even when I shook it, this dragonfly was not bothered, it only wanted some light. Remember that it otherwise is a very sensitive creature which tries to fly away if it senses any movement from us. One thing I studied from this: To get a photo of Granite Ghost dragonfly, keep a good light source with us so that it will be attracted towards it, and can take as many pictures as we want 🙂
Its thorax and abdomen are alternatively colored with white and brown-black, which resembles granite and so its name ‘Granite’ Ghost. The wings are transparent, head is brown and legs are black from the front and white from the back.
Family : Libellulidae
Scientific Name : Bradinopyga geminata