Monday, March 31, 2008

Odonata Checklist of Bangi Forest Reserve and UKM Bangi Campus

Below is the Odonata checklist of Bangi Forest Reserve and UKM Bangi Campus. The data is based on my own collection accumulated over the past three years and the specimens in Centre for Insect Systematics of UKM. A total of 74 species in 13 families was recorded. Anax panybeus Hangen 1867 is a new record for Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. The checklist was published in ECHO and can be accessed at


Family Amphipterygidae
Devadatta argyoides (Selys, 1859)

Family Calopterygidae
Vestalis gracilis (Rambur, 1842)

Family Chlorocyphidae
Libellago lineata (Burmeister, 1839)

Family Euphaeidae
Euphaea impar Selys, 1859

Family Lestidae
Lestes praemorsus decipiens Kirby, 1893

Family Megapodagrionidae
Podolestes buwaldai Lieftinck, 1940
Podolestes orientalis Selys, 1862

Family Coenagrionidae
Agriocnemis femina (Brauer, 1868)
Agriocnemis nana (Laidlaw, 1914)
Archibasis rebeccae Kemp, 1989
Argiocnemis rubescens rubeola Selys, 1877
Ceriagrion cerinorubellum (Brauer, 1865)
Mortonagrion aborense (Laidlaw, 1914)
Onychargia atrocyana Selys, 1865
Pseudagrion australasiae Selys, 1876
Pseudagrion microcephalum (Rambur, 1842)
Pseudagrion pruinosum (Burmeister, 1839)
Pseudagrion rubriceps Selys, 1876

Family Platycnemidae
Coeliccia octogesima (Selys, 1863)
Copera ciliata (Selys, 1863)
Copera marginipes (Rambur, 1842)
Copera vittata (Selys, 1863)

Family Protoneuridae
Prodasineura humeralis (Selys, 1860)
Prodasineura collaris (Selys, 1860)
Prodasineura notostigma (Selys, 1860)

Family Gomphidae
Ictinogomphus decoratus melaenops (Selys, 1858)
Paragomphus capricornis (Forster, 1914)

Family Aeshnidae
Anax guttatus (Burmeister, 1839)
Anax panybeus Hagen, 1867
Gynacantha basiguttata Selys, 1882
Gynacantha bayadera Selys, 1891
Gynacantha subinterrupta Rambur, 1842

Family Corduliidae
Idionyx yolanda Selys, 1871

Family Libellulidae
Acisoma panorpoides Rambur, 1842
Aethriamanta brevipennis (Rambur, 1842)
Aethriamanta gracilis (Brauer, 1878)
Agrionoptera insignis (Rambur, 1842)
Agrionoptera sexlineata Selys, 1879
Brachydiplax chalybea Brauer, 1868
Brachydiplax farinosa Kruger, 1902
Brachythemis contaminata (Fabricius, 1793)
Cratilla metallica (Brauer, 1878)
Crocothemis servilia (Drury, 1770)
Diplacodes nebulosa (Fabricius, 1793)
Hydrobasileus croceus (Brauer, 1867)
Indothemis limbata (Selys, 1891)
Lathrecista asiatica (Fabricius, 1798)
Lyriothemis biappendiculata (Selys, 1878)
Nannophya pygmaea Rambur, 1842
Neurothemis fluctuans (Fabricius, 1793)
Neurothemis fulvia (Drury, 1773)
Onychothemis testacea Laidlaw, 1902
Orchithemis pulcherrima Brauer, 1878
Orthetrum chrysis (Selys, 1891)
Orthetrum glaucum (Brauer, 1865)
Orthetrum luzonicum (Brauer, 1868)
Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1770)
Orthetrum testaceum (Burmeister, 1839)
Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)
Potamarcha congener (Rambur, 1842)
Pseudothemis jorina Forster, 1904
Rhodothemis rufa (Rambur, 1842)
Rhyothemis aterrima Selys, 1891
Rhyothemis obsolescens Kirby, 1889
Rhyothemis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776)
Rhyothemis triangularis Kirby, 1889
Tetrathemis irregularis hyalina Kirby, 1889
Tholymis tillarga (Fabricius, 1798)
Tramea transmarina euryale Selys, 1878
Trithemis aurora (Burmeister, 1839)
Trithemis festiva (Rambur, 1842)
Tyriobapta torrida Kirby, 1889
Urothemis signata insignata (Selys, 1872)
Zyxomma petiolatum Rambur, 1842

Monday, March 24, 2008

Libellulidae - Rhyothemis triangularis

Rhyothemis triangularis Kirby, 1889
Rhyothemis triangularis is one of the beautiful libellulid dragonfly species. The metalic body and patches at the base of both fore and hind wings are particularly striking. It is normally found at forest edges with exposed water body covered with reeds and grasses. They are frequently spotted pearching under sun. Male and female individuals have similar marking. Size: hw=24mm.