Friday, June 26, 2009

Larval Emergence - Lathrecista asiatica

I stayed up last night to record the larval emergence of Lathrecista asiatica. Here is the result..........

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Larva - Lathrecista asiatica

Last night I noted that this libellulid larva (below) was quite matured, and I took a few snaps on it. I went to check this larva this morning......... it emerged! It is a female of Lathrecista asiatica. You may view the male adult L. asiatica here.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Libellulidae - Pseudothemis jorina

I showed two flying Pseudothemis jorina some time ago (Click here to read the story). It is indeed very challenging to take photos on P. jorina because it is always on wing and it just loves to fly around pond continuously with high speed! Well, my luck was a bit good this time I guess because this male P. jorina (below photo) just perched in front of me (about 3-4 feet in front of me). I managed to snap a few shots before it was on its wing again!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Calopterygidae - Neurobasis longipes

Members from family Calopterygidae are always beautiful, particularly Neurobasis species. In Peninsular Malaysia, two Neurobasis species have been recorded, i.e. N. chinensis and N. longipes, and Neurobasis chinensis is more common than N. longipes. The obvious difference between these two species is that longipes has longer legs. So far, N. longipes has been recorded in northern part of Peninsular Malaysia. For Borneo, however, chinensis is absent. I was at Lanjak-Entimau last year, and I managed to snap some pictures of N. longipes.

a male N. longipes

a female N. longipes

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Coenagrionidae - Agriocnemis nana

Agriocnemis nana is one of the smallest odonates in the world (the length of the hindwing is 9 mm). It is less common compared to another small damselfly Agriocnemis femina. I was so lucky to spot some male and female of A. nana hanging around at an open grassy pond in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Bangi campus.

a male Agriocnemis nana

a female Agriocnemis nana

an immatured female Agriocnemis nana

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mating - Urothemis signata

It was really my day as a couple (in wheel) of Urothemis signata just perched in front of me, and that I was with my camera! I immediately snaped a few shots on this couple.

a couple of Urothemis signata in wheel

a flying couple of Urothemis signata in tandem