Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Libellulidae - Trithemis aurora

Libellulidae - Trithemis aurora (Burmeister, 1839)

Trithemis aurora is definitely a sexy (because it is pink colour) dragonfly species. There is only one dragonfly species with pink colour in the Peninsular Malaysia. Therefore, one may immediately pin point the species when encounter a pink colour dragonfly. However, the female T. aurora is rather dull with brownish yellow colour. Trithemis aurora is quite common in the Peninsular Malaysia, and it could be spotted at open ponds/lakes in gardens.

a male individual

a male individual

a female individual