Monday, May 23, 2011

Female - Trithemis aurora vs Trithemis festiva

I was asked some time ago by a visitor to my blog how to tell apart the females of Trithemis aurora from Trithemis festiva. The colouration of males for these two species is so distinct that you still could distinguish them easily without wearing glasses (if your vision is impaired)... hehe. You may click here to view the male T. aurora and here to view the male T. festiva. The marking on the abdomen-thorax of female T. aurora is different from that of the female T. festiva.

female of Trithemis aurora

female of Trithemis festiva