Thursday, October 29, 2009

Libellulidae - Rhyothemis obsolescens

Rhyothemis obsolescens is an elegant dragonfly. It is commonly found at swamp, marsh, open pond with good vegatation. It likes to perch under the sun.

Libellulidae - Nesoxenia lineata

When I first spotted Nesoxenia lineata from far, I thought it was an Agrionoptera insignis. However, a close look on the abdomen could easily differentiate N. lineata from A. insignis. N lineata is less common compared to A. insignis, though both of them like swampy forest.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Book - Dragonflies of Taiwan

Today I received a dragonfly book from a Taiwanese friend Paul. The book entitled "Photographic guide of 120 dragonfly species of Taiwan" was published by Wild Bird Society of Taipei in 2005. The author of the book is Mei-Hua Tsou.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Libellulidae - Chalybeothemis fluviatilis

I have been doing sampling throughout Malaysia for the past five years. Whenever, Chalybeothemis fluviatilis was encountered, it was always present in one or two individuals. However, I was taken aback when I saw so many C. fluviatilis along Sg Bebar. In Peninsular Malaysia, two Chalybeothemis species have been recorded: C. fluviatilis and C. chini. C. chini is a newly (in 2007) described species from Tasik Chini (a site not too far from Sg. Bebar)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Libellulidae - Orchithemis pruinans

I would consider Orchithemis pruinans is one of the less common dragonfly species of Peninsular Malaysia. It is very local and normally found at swamp and alluvial forest. I was so lucky to be able to photograph it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chlorocyphidae - Libellago hyalina

Libellago hyalina is normally found at sluggish streams and swamp forest. The matured male has violet colour on its abdomen. There are plenty of them in Sg Bebar. Therefore, I had good opportunity to take some nice shoots of them during my visit to Sg Bebar.

a matured male Libellago hyalina

a female Libellago hyalina