Thursday, April 17, 2008

Aquatic Habitat 001

There is an abandoned oxidation pond in the UKM campus next to the Bangi Forest Reserve. The water level of the pond is not too deep, and of course the bottom of the pond is full of fallen leaves and branches from the surrounding trees. I have been hanging around the pond to search for dragonflies.......

The pond is a good habitat for many odonate species, mainly from the family Libellulidae. Below are the odonate species that I spotted hanging around the pond:

Agriocnemis femina
Argiocnemis rubescens
Ceriagrion cerinorubellum
Ictinogomphus decoratus
Anax guttatus
Acisoma panorpoides
Aethriamanta brevipennis
Aethriamanta gracilis
Brachydiplax chalybea
Brachydiplax farinosa
Brachythemis contaminata
Lathrecista asiatica
Neurothemis fluctuans
Orthetrum glaucum
Orthetrum testaceum
Pseudothemis jorina
Ryothemis obsolescens
Ryothemis phyllis
Ryothemis triangularis
Trithemis aurora
Trithemis festiva
Tyriobapta torrida
Urothemis signata
Zyxomma petiolatum