Thursday, February 05, 2009

Dragonfly (4) - Tholymis Tillarga

Family : Libellulidae
Common Name : White-barred Duskhawk
Status : Common
Location : Venus Drive, Upper Peirce, Macritchie Nature Trail

This is a common forest dragonfly. The male body is reddish in colour including adbomen. Both wings are transparent with the high wing with white and brown on the base. The female is less attractive with yellowish in colour and its hind wings have translucent brown near the base.

(Male - Venus Drive, 21 Jan 2009)

 A good time to photograph this species is during morning and early afternoon when they are less active and are usually seen hanging on to the side twigs. It is not difficult to get close to it but once you scare them off, they are unlikely to come back on the same perch or in the vincinity.

(Male & Female - Macritchie Nature Trail, 29 Jan 2009)

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