Friday, April 23, 2010

Dragonfly (29) - Orthetrum Glancum (黑尾灰蜻)

Family : Libellulidae
Common Name : Common Blue Skimmer
Status : Uncommon
Location : Rifle Range Nature Trail, Dairy Farm Nature Park

Orthetrum Glaucum is a medium size dragonfly species.  The males are blue in colour with a greyish at the tip of its abdomen.  The females are golden yellow in colour and they are less commonly found than the males.  They usually perch on messy bushes and sometimes on stones under the hot sunlight making it difficult to get nice shots.  So far I have sighted them at Dairy Farm Nature Park and Rifle Range Nature Trail.  Hope I can get an improvement shot soon.

(Rifle Range Nature Trail - 2010)


Market Uncle said...

What a great blog you had on dragonflies! With your blog, I managed to identify (i think) 3 out of 4 dragonflies I spotted at Haw Par Villa. Will appreciate if you can help me identify the 4th one:


Anthony Quek said...

Thanks for dropping by and your kind words.

The 4th dragonfly that you shot should be a male, blue dasher.

See here for some info:

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Market Uncle said...

Thanks for the info!