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- Lathrecista asiatica asiatica
- Lathrecista asiatica festa (Selys, 1879)
- Lathrecista asiatica pectoralis (Kaup in Brauer, 1867)
Description and habitat
It is a medium-sized dragonfly with brown-capped grey eyes and blood red tail. Its thorax is copper brown with a pair of narrow parallel yellow stripes on dorsal side and yellow with stripes on the sides. Segments 1 and 2 of the abdomen have broad lateral stripes and a fine mid-dorsal stripe. Segments 3 to 8 are bright crimson-red with apical sutures narrowly black. Segments 9 and 10 are black. Anal appendages are black. The abdomen of the female is brown.
It breeds in marshes associated with ponds and streams.
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