Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Libellulidae - Hydrobasileus croceus

I collected a beautiful exuvia from a swampy pond in Bangi Forest Reserve. The exuvia has beautiful spiky abodmen. It is a characteristic of Hydrobasileus croceus (family Libellulidae).

However, the adult H. croceus is not as impressive as the larva because it has brown/yellow colour. The unmistakable marking on hind wings identifies the species easily.