Stock Photo Description
Stock photo of Rhyothemis phyllis dragonfly yellow and black striped dragonfly more commonly known as the yellow-striped flutterer or yellow-barred flutterer due to the way it flutters around when hunting for prey. Difficult to photograph as unlike most other dragonflies the Rhyothemis phyllis dragonfly rarely seems to rest or perch on sticks, blades of cross or in this dragonfly image a taught piece of rope. Rhyothemis phyllis we see here is in the obelisk posture known as obelisking which in a hot climate such as in the tropics where these dragonflies are mainly to be found keeps the winged insects cool. The yellow striped flutterer dragonflies are widespread in Southeast Asia yet not quite as common as others but in specific areas there can be an abundance of them which results in dragonfly swarms.