Saturday, March 14, 2009

Coenagrionidae - Ceriagrion chaoi

Coenagrionidae - Ceriagrion chaoi Schmidt, 1964

I have been carrying out observation on the Odonata diversity in Bangi Forest Reserve for over three years. Not until last week, I noticed the presence of Ceriagrion chaoi at a forest edge shady pond. Ceriagrion chaoi is said to be a rare species. Well, its presence in Bangi Forest Reserve really enchants the forest. The male C. chaoi has red abdomen while the female is rather in olive green colour.

male individual

A tandem pair with the female ovipositing

two tandam pairs

a newly emerged male adult