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INDEX Dragonflies of SabahOvipositor of Dragonfly  | Family Libellulidae  |  FAMILY AESHNIDAE   |

Dragonflies of Borneo Island
Family Libellulidae


Family Libellulidae
 

The largest family of dragonfly in the world with over 1,000 species. Nearly worldwide distribution, these are almost certainly the most often seen of all dragonflies.



Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Cratilla

 

Cratilla metallica (Brauer, 1878)
Cratilla metallica

Recognized by dark wing-tips

 

Cratilla lineata

Cratilla lineata

♂47mm 2017-06-26 HILL ZONE


Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Lyriothemis
 

 
Lyriothemis cleis
Lyriothemis cleis
Male
♂ 2008-09-14 GEMOK HILL
♂40mm 2017-06-25 HILL ZONE

 


Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Neurothemis
There are 4 species of Neurothemis in Sabah :
1) Neurothemis disparilis Kirby, 1889
2) Neurothemis fluctuans (Fabricius, 1793)
3) Neurothemis ramburii (Brauer, 1866)
4) Neurothemis terminata Ris, 1911

Male all have red wings while the female have clear or dark wing.

 

Neurothemis terminata
Male is dark red, but tea colored when juvenile.
Female are 2 types:
1) With Clear Wings
2) With Dark Wings

 

 

  Neurothemis ramburii

Female is dark wing, but transparency brown when juvenile.

Neurothemis fluctuans

Female is clear wing
 

 
 



Neurothemis ramburii

Male 34mm
2007-06-21 MEROTAI

Matured Female ♀35mm
2007-06-30 MEROTAI

Juvenile Female 37mm
2016-02-25 VOCATIONAL


Neurothemis fluctuans

 

Male
2007-03-09 MEROTAI
Female 30.5mm
2007-06-20 MEROTAI
 


Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthetrum

 


Orthetrum glaucumOrthetrum glaucum
Orthetrum glaucum

Orthetrum glaucum
Male 49mm 2017-06-14 STADIUM BRIDGE
Female ♀42mm 2008-05-04 MEMBELUA

Male Juvenile ♂43mm 2016-10-13 WHITE BRIDGE


 

 


Orthetrum sabina male
Orthetrum sabina Female
Orthetrum sabina
Female 53mm♀ 2016-10-04 SPORT COMPLEX POND
Male ♂47mm 2016-10-04 SPORT COMPLEX POND
 

 


Orthetrum pruinosum
Orthetrum pruinosum
Male 44mm  Female 41mm
2016-03-11 BOMBALAI
2016-09-16 BOMBALAI
 

 

Orthetrum testaceum Male
Orthetrum testaceum
Male 49mm
2016-02-23 VOCATIONAL COLLEGE
 

 
Orthetrum chrysis Male Orthetrum chrysis Female
Orthetrum chrysis
Male 44mm
Female
42mm  2017-06-19 WHITE BRIDGE
2008-05-29 BAKO NATIONAL PARK
 

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Rhyothemis

 

Rhyothemis triangularis Male Rhyothemis triangularis Female
Rhyothemis triangularis
Male ♂28mm 2007-10-07 DRAGONFLY POND
Female
♀23mm 2007-10-21 DRAGONFLY POND
 

 
Rhyothemis phyllis Male
Rhyothemis phyllis
Male 38mm 2007-10-13 DRAGONFLY POND
Female 37mm
2016-09-27 PAPAYA GARDEN

 

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Acisoma

 
Acisoma panorpoidesDiplacodes trivialis female
Acisoma panorpoides
Male ♂29mm  2017-06-06 WHITE BRIDGE POND
Female ♀28mm  2017-06-06 WHITE BRIDGE POND

 

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Diplacodes

 
Diplacodes trivialis maleDiplacodes trivialis female
Diplacodes trivialis
A very common species in Asia
Male ♂34mm 2016-10-06 SPORT COMPLEX POND
Female 30mm
2016-10-10 SPORT COMPLEX POND
 

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Brachydiplax

 
Brachydiplax chalybea Male
Brachydiplax chalybea Type 1 BrownBrachydiplax chalybea Type 2 Powderly-Blue
Brachydiplax chalybea
Male ♂35mm 2017-06-08 WHITE BRIDGE POND
Type 1 Female Brown 30mm 2017-05-31 SG TAWAU
Type 2 Female Powderly-Blue ♀30mm 2017-06-06 WHITE BRIDGE

Brachydiplax chalybea in Borneo has two color types of female: the brown female and powderly-blue female.
 

Three subspecies of Brachydiplax chalybea are currently recognized.
B. c. flavovittata occurs in southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan,
B. c. simalura is known from a few islands of the coast of Sumatra,
the nominate subspecies is known from the rest of the range.


Family: Libellulidae
Genus:  Rhodothemis
Borneo has only 1 species under this genus

 
Rhodothemis rufa MALE
Rhodothemis rufa
Male
44mm 2016-10-02 DRAGONFLY POND
Female
45mm 2017-06-09 WHITE BRIDGE POND

Family: Libellulidae
Genus:  Tetrathemis

 
Tetrathemis irregularisTetrathemis irregularis Female
Tetrathemis irregularis
Male
♂28mm 2007-07-10 BUKIT GEMOK
Male ♂26mm 2016-10-16 SRI INDAH
Female 28mm  2007-10-07 BUKIT GEMOK

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Lathrecista
Only 1 species worldwide  in this Genus Lathrecista.

 
Lathrecista asiatica MaleLathrecista asiatica
Lathrecista asiatica
Male
44mm 2016-10-1 Dragonfly Pond
Female ♀45mm 2017-05-28 SG TAWAU

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Tholymis

 
Tholymis tillarga Tholymis tillarga

 

Tholymis tillarga

Male ♂43mm 2016-09-20 BUKIT GEMOK
Female
♀ 2016-09-28 SEMARAK

 


 

 

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Agrionoptera

There are two species under this Genus in Borneo

 
Agrionoptera insignis
Agrionoptera insignis
Female 43mm 2008-07-13 TAWAU
Male
♂42mm 2017-05-31 SG TAWAU

 

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Zyxomma

 
Zyxomma petiolatum MALE
Zyxomma petiolatum
Male 53mm 2008-06-29 SEMARAK
Female ♀51mm 2017-05-26 SEMARAK

 

 

Zyxomma obtusum MaleZyxomma obtusum Female
Zyxomma obtusum

Male 50.5mm 2007-07-08 VOCATIONAL COLLEGE
Female 2008-05-10 SEMARAK


Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Pantala

 

Pantala flavescensPantala flavescens
Pantala flavescens
Male
♂48mm 2007-10-28 DRAGONFLY POND
Female ♀56mm 2007-10-12 DRAGONFLY POND

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Tyriobapta

Tyriobapta kuekenthali (Karsch, 1900)
Tyriobapta torrida Kirby, 1889

 

Tyriobapta laidlawi
♂30mm 2008-05-29 SARAWAK
A scarcer species of Borneo
 

This is an endemic dragonfly species of Borneo. Female has never been photographed yet.


Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Aethriamanta

 
Aethriamanta aethra
Aethriamanta aethra
Female ♀26mm
2007-10-07 DRAGONFLY POND

Family: Libellulidae
Genus:  Onychothemis
 

 


Onychothemis coccinea
Onychothemis coccinea (Lieftinck, 1953)


Onychothemis coccinea (Lieftinck, 1953) is a rare species so far seen only in Indonesia and Eastern part of Malaysia. This species is unique in abdomen colour of entirely light orange with no marking.
 

 

Onychothemis culminicola
Male 52mm 2008-06-15 BUKIT GEMOK
Female
♀ 2007-03-07 SPORT STADIUM

Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Nannophya

 
Nannophya pygmaea
Nannophya pygmaea
Male ♂17.5mm 2013-02-08 SRI AMAN TOWN

Family: Libellulidae
Genus:  Camacinia

 

Camacinia gigantea

Female
50mm 2008-07-27 DRAGONFLY POND

Family: Libellulidae
Genus:  Trithemis

 

Trithemis festiva
Trithemis festiva
Male
♂ 36mm 2007-11-03 BUKIT GEMOK
Female unknown

 

 


Trithemis aurora
Female ♀ 2007-02-05 BUKIT GEMOK

♂36mm 2016-03-05 SG IMAM
♂35.5mm JUVENILE 2016-10-08 NEW PAPAYA GARDEN
33mm
JUVENILE 2016-09-22 BUKIT GEMOK

 



Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Urothemis

 
Urothemis signata MaleUrothemis signata Female
Urothemis signata
Male ♂42mm 2007-10-13 DRAGONFLY POND
Female 44mm 2007-11-25 DRAGONFLY POND

Family: Libellulidae
Genus:  Tramea

 
Tramea transmarina
Tramea transmarina
Male 54mm 2007-10-12 DRAGONFLY POND

Family: Libellulidae
Genus:  Hydrobasileus

 
Hydrobasileus croceus
Hydrobasileus croceus
Male ♂50mm  2007-10-13 DRAGONFLY POND



Identification Guide to common Red Dragonfly in Sabah
Identification Guide to common Red Dragonfly in Sabah


Diplacodes trivialis侏儒蜻蜓

Family: Libellulidae
Diplacodes trivialis侏儒蜻蜓
Male ♂34mm 2016-10-06 THU 15:47 SPORT COMPLEX POND



Orthetrum testaceum

Head parts of a dragonfly

 


Lathrecista asiatica


Zyxomma petiolatum 纖腰蜻蜓


Tholymis tillarga 雲斑蜻 widespread in Borneo and active at dawn and dusk


Tetrathemis irregularis


 

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