Monday, May 9, 2011

Seremban Lake Garden

I arrived at Klana Resort Hotel, Seremban this late afternoon to attend a seminar. I saw a small lake (Seremban Lake Garden; shown in the photos below) not too far from the hotel. After checking in the hotel, I went to the lake to do Odonata observation for two hours (5-7 pm). The weather was good, and I went around the lake looking for Odonata. I spotted ten species of Odonata. Brachythemis contaminata and Pseudagrion microcephalum were present in abundant at the lake in late afternoon.

I visited again Seremban Lake Garden in the morning two day later. I stayed there for roughly two hours (10am - 12pm). I spotted another 11 species. These additional species have been added to the checklist. Now, the checklist contains 21 species altogether.

Odonata species recorded at Seremban Lake Garden:

Agriocnemis femina (Brauer, 1868)
Ischnura senegalensis (Rambur, 1842)
Ceriagrion chaoi Schmidt, 1964
Pseudagrion microcephalum (Rambur, 1842)
Pseudagroin rubriceps Selys, 1876
Ictinogomphus decoratus melaenops (Selys, 1858)
Acisoma panorpoides Rambur, 1842
Aethriamanta brevipennis (Rambur, 1842)
Aethriamanta gracilis (Brauer, 1878)
Brachydiplax chalybea Brauer, 1868
Brachydiplax farinosa Krüger, 1902
Brachythemis contaminata (Fabricius, 1793)
Crocothemis servilia (Drury, 1770)
Neurothemis fluctuans (Fabricius, 1793)
Orthetrum chrysis (Selys, 1891)
Orthetrum sabina (Drury, 1770)
Pseudothemis jorina Förster, 1904
Rhyothemis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776)
Tholymis tillarga (Fabricius, 1798)
Trithemis aurora (Burmeister, 1839)
Urothemis signata insignata (Selys, 1872)