Monday, October 6, 2008

Megapodagrionidae - Podolestes orientalis

Megapodagionidae - Podolestes orientalis Selys, 1862

Members in family Megapodagrionidae are always beautiful and elegant. Four species of Megapodagrionidae have been recorded in the Peninsular Malaysia. Podolestes orientalis is the largest in size (hw 28 mm) among the four species. It is easily recognised by its blue markings on its body. Podolestes orientalis is normally found at swampy ponds and small streamlets in the forest.