Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Libellulidae - Neurothemis fulvia

Libellulidae - Neurothemis fulvia (Drury, 1773)

Neurothemis fulvia resembles N. fluctuans as both have dark red coloured wings. However, N. fulvia is less common (normally found in forested areas) compared to N. fluctuans. The male and female of N. fulvia are quite similar in colour. On the other hand, the female of N. fluctuans is yellow/brown in colour. Another distinct character to differentiate N. fulvia from N. fluctuans is the terminal hyaline area of the wings.