Friday, August 27, 2010

Microgomphus chelifer - Female

Microgomphus chelifer is a small gomphid species with a size of hw 20 mm. Well, its small size is well indicated by the name "micro" meaning small. I spotted a female of M. chelifer at a muddy small forest stream. I didn't expect to see M. chelifer at this type of habitat (the common habitat for this species is clear forest stream). The male and female of M. chelifer have similar yellow marking on thorax.

a female of Microgomphus chelifer

the characteristic side thoric marking of Microgomphus chelifer