Monday, September 8, 2008

Calopterygidae - Neurobasis chinensis

Calopterygidae - Neurobasis chinensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

One of the most beautiful odonata species in Peninsular Malaysia is Neurobasis chinensis. The metallic green hindwing is the characteristic of N. chinensis. When in fly, N. chinensis looks like a beautiful butterfly flipping its brilliant metallic wings. Nevertheless, the female does not have metallic green colour on its hindwings. Neurobasis chinensis is normally found at swift flowing clear forest streams.