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The common torrent hawk, (Epophthalmia vittata) is a species of dragonfly in the family Macromiidae. It is found in India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. Three subspecies recognized.
Epophthalmia vittata cyanocephala – from Sri Lanka
Epophthalmia vittata vittata – from India
Epophthalmia vittata sundana – from Indonesia
Epophthalmia vittata Wikipedia
The species breeds in weedy tanks and ponds. Adults can be found far away from breeding habitats. It soars tirelessly during daytime high up, occasionally in small swarms. It descends low at times during hot noontime to dip body in flight and take off again. Rests on shady waterside vegetation in "hanging posture".