Last Updated on Monday, 12 June, 2017 06:09:12 PM



IDENTIFICATION CHARTS OF BORNEO DAMSELFLIES
The following are some color image illustrations of common damselflies in Borneo, Including diagrams of Damselfly  Morphology :
 

  Onychargia atrocyana (Selys, 1865) 藍彩琵蟌
Onychargia atrocyana
藍彩琵蟌

This is the only species in Borneo
Juvenile Male and Matured Female looks alike

How to distinguish male and female dragonflies and damselflies
Pseudagrion pilidorsum
Pseudagrion pilidorsum

Common in Philippines. This species is not listed in both Dr. Orr's books on Borneo.
Rhinarium of Family Chlorocyphidae
Rhinarium of Family Chlorocyphidae

Libellago and Rhinocypha damselfly species are separated by unique Rhinarium (extended frons)


Unidentified
Euphaea subcostalis? or Euphaea subnodalis?
Common on Borneo mountain streams


female Rhinocypha humeralis


Ceriagrion cerinorubellum

 

Identification Guide to  Vestalis amoena
Identification Guide to
Vestalis atropha
Common on Borneo forest streams
Identification Guide to ♂ Vestalis amoena
Identification Guide to
Vestalis atropha
Common on Borneo forest streams

Pseudagrion microcephalum
瘦面細蟌

Pseudagrion microcephalum is a very common in ponds, lakes and drains. The male bright blue with black bands.
 


ABDOMEN DIFFERENT BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE DRAGONFLIES

Most male dragonfly abdomen is often narrower at segment 3, whereas the female abdomen is more robust.

 

RECENT RECORDS
Onychargia atrocyana

Rhinocypha humeralisRhinocypha aurofulgens
Pseudagrion pilidorsumPseudagrion pilidorsumPseudagrion pilidorsum femaleProdasineura verticalis
Libellago lineata ♀23mmProdasineura verticalisProdasineura verticalisAgriocnemis pygmaea

Agriocnemis rubescens 藍唇黑蟌Pseudagrion microcephalum  male
Pseudagrion microcephalum  female
Agriocnemis femina oryzae matured maleIschnura senegalensis  MALE

 


細蟌科
Family Coenagrionidae


Family Coenagrionidae
Genus : Onychargia
This is the only species in Borneo
 

Onychargia atrocyana

Onychargia atrocyana
藍彩細蟌

 

MATURED- All dark blue
JUVENILE-Dark and yellow stripes
♂31mm JUVENILE 2017-06-12 WHITE BRIDG
♀30mm 2017-05-30 SG TAWAU
A fine pure metalic blue/black damselfly

 


Family Coenagrionidae
Genus : Pseudagrion
 

Pseudagrion microcephalum 

♂♀34mm
 


2016-10-19 BANDAR SRI INDAH
 

Pseudagrion pilidorsum

♂39mm Juvenile 2017-05-31 SG TAWAU

♂39mm2017-05-19 HYPERMARKET
♀40mm

 


Family Coenagrionidae
Genus : Agriocnemis

 
Agriocnemis pygmaea
 

Agriocnemis pygmaea
橙尾細蟌(雄)

World smallest damselfly

Agriocnemis pygmaea
♀25mm

2017-04-23 SRI INDAH

Agriocnemis rubescens 藍唇黑蟌

Agriocnemis rubescens
藍唇黑蟌

♂33mm
 

2016-10-16 SRI INDAH


Agriocnemis femina oryzae matured male

Agriocnemis femina oryzae
白粉細蟌
Mating of Agriocnemis femina oryzae


body length = 22mm
hind wing = 11mm
2016-10-08 SAT 14:22 NEW PAPAYA GARDEN


Family Coenagrionidae
Genus : Archibasis


Archibasis incisura
♂39mm
2017-04-11 SRI AMAN

 


Family Coenagrionidae
Genus : Ischnura
 


Ischnura senegalensis  MALE

Ischnura senegalensis
青紋細蟌

 

♂30mm
2016-10-07 SPORT COMPLEX POND

 

 

Family Coenagrionidae
Genus : Ceriagrion

 

   

Ceriagrion cerinorubellum

♂body length =36mm
2016-10-02 DRAGONFLY POND

 


Family Coenagrionidae
Genus : Xiphiagrion
 

 


 

Family: COENAGRIONIDAE
Xiphiagrion cyanomelas

 



鼓蟌科
Family: Chlorocyphidae


Family Chlorocyphidae
Genus : Rhinocypha


Rhinocypha aurofulgens (Laidlaw, 1931)Rhinocypha aurofulgens
 

Rhinocypha aurofulgens

♀18mm
2017-04-11 SRI AMAN

Rhinocypha humeralis

♂25mm
2017-06-01 SG TAWAU

 


Family Chlorocyphidae
Genus : Libellago

Libellago semiopaca

 

 

 Libellago lineata lineata (Burmeister, 1839) 脊紋鼓蟌Libellago lineata ♀23mm
Libellago lineata
脊紋鼓蟌

23mm

2017-05-27 SG TAWAU






Broad-winged
Family : Calopterygidae
 

Vestalis atropha
 

 

 


Family of Protoneuridae


Family of Protoneuridae
Genus Prodasineura

14 species in this genus were found in Borneo


Prodasineura verticalis
Prodasineura verticalisProdasineura verticalis
Prodasineura verticalis

A male Prodasineura verticalis of Sabah. One of the most slender damselfly.

 

♂37mm Juvenile
♀37mm Juvenile
 

2017-05-30 SG TAWAU

 

Prodasineura dorsalisProdasineura dorsalis
Prodasineura dorsalis

34mm

2008-05-28 BAKO PARK



(Zygoptera of Borneo)
DAMSELFLIES OF BORNEO
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琵蟌科
Family Platycnemididae

Family Platycnemididae
Genus : Coeliccia


Coeliccia octogesima

1st Record for Borneo

found in Nial Trial

♀42mm

2017-4-14 NIAH PARK

or

Coeliccia
nigrohamata

marks like telephone handpiece


 
   


Family Euphaeidae

Euphaea subcostalis



Unidentified Euphaea subcostalis? or Euphaea subnodalis?

Hind Wing 26mm

Common on Borneo mountain streams

Euphaea impar (Selys, 1859)
Euphaea impar (Selys, 1859)


Family  Lestidae
Spreadwings
 

Lestes praemorsus praemorsus

Male & Female

1-10-2008 Stadium

 Indolestes cyanenus
 

Lestes cyaneus


INDEX : Damselfly     June 12, 2017 06:09:12 PM