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Volume 13 | Number 1 | May 2024
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ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 7 July 2023
Accepted date: 30 April 2024
Published date: 30 May 2024
Pp. 27.

The first record of a female Azur sprite (Pseudagrion decorum) from Sri Lanka

J. Gunawardane, D.V.L.V. Samarasinghe* & H.D.B.H. Hettiarachchi
*Corresponding author. E-mail: lasanvibudha@gmail.com

The Azur sprite or elegant sprite (Pseudagrion decorum Rambur, 1842) is a medium-sized damselfly belonging to the Family Coenagrionidae. This species exhibits sexual dimorphism: males are pale blue in colour with three fine black lines on the mid-dorsum, whereas females are more greenish to yellowish in colour on the thorax. It is a common, widespread species in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. In Sri Lanka, P.decorum is very rare; with one male recorded from a tank near Mannar in the Northern Province.

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