Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Damselfly (26) - Dysphaea Dimidiata
Family : Euphaeidae
Common Name : Black Velvetwing
Status : Extinct in Singapore
Location : Endau-Rompin National Park, Malaysia
According to the "Dragonflies of Singapore" book, this black with a slight purplish-coloured damselfly was already extinct in Singapore long ago. This was photographed during my recent trip to Endau-Rompin National Park in Eastern Malaysia. It was quite big is size and liked to perch on rocks in clear stream. This male was quite skittish and I took quite sometimes to have finally got a decent shot of it.
(Male - Endau-Rompin National Park, Malaysia - 31 Aug 2010)