Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Copera ciliata

There are three Copera species in Peninsular Malaysia - C. ciliata, C. marginipes and C. vittata. Among the three species, C. ciliata is the least common. Copera ciliata could be easily recognised by its light blue colour body with long white flatten legs. However, the immatured male is rather whitish colour and the female is a bit of redish. Copera ciliata is normally found at open grassy pond/lake and grassy forest stream.

a matured male adult with light blue body colour

an immatured male adult with whitish body colour

a female adult with redish body colour