Sunday, September 19, 2010
Damselfly (29) - Pseudagrion Pruinosum ( 赤斑蟌)
Family : Coenagrionidae
Common Name : Grey Sprite
Status : Uncommon forest species
Location : Panti Forest, Malaysia
This uncommon damselfly was first recorded in Singapore in 1997. The male has a pale greyish blue thorax with brown eyes. A middle-sized species with a relatively long abdomen. The female is said to be quite different from the male in that it has an olive-green eyes and thorax. The male is not really an attractive species in my view but what is quite unique about it, is that it has an unmistakeable orange-brown face.
(Male - Panti Forest, 15 May 2010)
This male P. Pruinosum was spotted in a grass patch near an open small stream in Panti Forest, Johor. A cooperative species that allowed me to get a close-up side view. I should have taken a frontal close-up showing its unique orange face. I wish I could spot this species, both the males and female, in Singapore soon.
(Male close-up - Panti Forest, 15 May 2010)
Reference : A photographic guide to the Dragonflies of Singapore
Posted by Anthony Quek at 12:15 PM