Friday, April 18, 2008

Libellulidae - Rhyothemis phyllis

Libellulidae - Rhyothemis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776)
There are six Rhyothemis species in Peninsular Malaysia. Rhyothemis is characterized by its broad hingwings and short abdomen. Rhyothemis phyllis is quite a common species normally found at exposed marshes and ponds. It is frequently spotted in swarm of 10 to 20, though it is also present in one or two individuals accassionally. Rhyothemis phyllis likes to hover under the sun and settle down immediately on twigs and between leaves when the sky is over shadowed.