Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Site for Dragonfly Watching

The site shown in the below photograph is an excellent site for dragonfly watching. At least 27 Odonata species can be spotted at this site. The Odonata species are:

Acisoma panorpoides
Aethriamanta gracilis
Agriocnemis nana
Brachydiplax chalybea
Brachythemis contaminata
Ceriagrion cerinorubellum
Crocothemis servilia
Diplacodes nebulosa
Epophthalmia vittigera
Hydrobasileus croceus
Ictinogomphus decoratus
Indothemis limbata
Lestes praemorsus
Nannophya pygmaea
Neurothemis fluctuans
Orthetrum chrysis
Orthetrum sabina
Pseudagrion australasiae
Pseudagrion microcephalum
Pseudothemis jorina
Rhodothemis rufa
Rhyothemis phyllis
Rhyothemis triangularis
Tramea transmarina
Trithemis aurora
Trithemis festiva
Urothemis signata

If you fancy a dragonfly watching at this site, do kindly contact me.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tramea transmarina vs Tramea phaeoneura

Tramea transmarina can be found in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo while T. phaeoneura is confined to Borneo. Even in Borneo, T. phaeoneura is much less common compared to T. transmarina. Both the species are hard to be identified when they are high in flight. One may use the extensiveness of dark patch of hind wings to tell them apart - T. transmarina has more extensive dark patch of hind wings compared to T. phaeoneura. However, this character is sometime variable. The best way to verify these two species is to look into their anal appendages and genitalia.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Handicraft with Dragonfly Motif

This handicraft with dragonfly motif was a gift from a colleague who just came back from Vietnam. I find it very cute and innovative.