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Red Dragonfly of Sabah
WELCOME TO BORNEO THE WONDERFUL LAND OF DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES


Tholymis tillarga

Tholymis tillarga

Male ♂43mm 2016-09-20 BUKIT GEMOK


Red Dragonfly of Sabah


Dragonflies are  beautiful creatures on earth. Dragonflies in nature bring out nostalgic memories back to the past when insects are playmates of our early childhood.

After the torrential monsoon rains, they are seen in abundance in the wet lands along with damselflies.

These wonderful organisms enhance the beauty of our nature.

RED COLOURED DRAGONFLIES of Borneo:
Crocothemis servilia
Orthetrum chrysis
Orthetrum pruinosum
Tholymis tillagra
Trithemis aurora
Male of Neurothemis
 


In India the local people in the forest area use a special Dragonfly net to catch these flies cleverly. The net is made and used in a very simple way . A long twig is cut ,the apical end is made round or oval in shape and tied tightly. The rounded or oval part is twisted in the spider web( which is easily available in the forest area , of the Giant spider) two or three times until it is covered by the web as a thin film. Then the same is placed on the body of the Dragonfly /Damselfly carefully. Immediately , the insect tries to fly , but it is entangled in the spider web and we can catch the same very easily.
Rhodothemis rufa MALERhodothemis rufa FEMALE
Rhodothemis rufa
Male
43mm 2008-05-04 DRAGONFLY POND
Female 44mm 2008-05-04 DRAGONFLY POND
Easily mistaken as an Orthetrum. Found in weedy pond. Not common in Malaysia.

Lathrecista asiatica MaleLathrecista asiatica Female
Lathrecista asiatica
Male
46mm 2007-09-12 SG TAWAU
Female
♀43mm 2007-09-16 SG TAWAU

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




Trithemis aurora
Male 2005-07-11 BUKIT GEMOK
Female
♀ 2007-02-05 BUKIT GEMOK

Neurothemis terminata

Male is dark red, but tea coloured 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 terminata Female 35mm

Neurothemis terminata

Matured Male
2007-06-17 MEROTAI

Juvenile Male
2007-07-19 MEROTAI
 

Female 35mm
Type 1
Clear Wings
2016-02-29 BUKIT GEMOK


Female
Type 2 Dark Wings

2007-07-12 MEROTAI


Neurothemis ramburii

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
 


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


Agrionoptera insignis
Female 43mm 2008-07-13 TAWAU
Male 42mm 2007-09-23 TAWAU

 

INDEX OF DRAGONFLY

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