Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Paragomphus capricornis

Paragomphus capricornis is considered a small-medium sized gomphid species. It likes to hang around clear forest stream, and normally perches on stone or sand at the water edge under the sun. I spotted a couple of P. capricornis at Sg Durian, Lintang. I tried so hard to approach them for photos, and they were just too shy!

a male Paragomphus capricornis perching on sandy beach of a forest stream

the characteristic of the tail (anal appendages; side view) of a male Paragomphus capricornis