Monday, March 30, 2009


This photo was taken four years ago when I just started to learn about dragonflies. I was at a field trip to some part of Taman Negara in Kelantan. I spotted this nice green guy just emerged from its larval stage. You can see that this guy is very lazy because the larva didn't climb up high on rock or twig to emerge. Instead, the larva was just too comfortable sitting on sandy spot covered with some very thin layer of water (stream). The photo was taken around 10.00 evening along a forest stream. It is Megalogomphus sumatranus recognizable by its green colour thorax. Megalogomphus sumatranus is truly a forest dweller, and it likes fast water with gravel beds.

a newborn waiting for day ahead