Monday, January 12, 2009

Chlorocyphidae - Sundacypha petiolata

Chlorocyphidae - Sundacypha petiolata (Selys, 1859)

Sundacypha petiolata is a beautiful damselfly species. I have yet bumped into it in Peninsular Malaysia, but I encountered it in remote forest of Sarawak. Sundacypha petiolata is listed in the Odonata checklist of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. I think it is quite uncommon in Peninsular Malaysia. Sundacypha petiolata likes shady slow flow streamlets. The yellow thorax, red abdomen and dark hindwing tips are characteristics of S. petiolata. I captured a few shots of S. petiolata from Sarawak (see below images).