Thursday, January 13, 2011

Speedy Dragonfly: Pseudothemis jorina


This dragonfly is a speed demon. The white-banded male loves to fly very fast and never ever seem to stop. For me, this is the first time seeing the yellow-banded female, and so different it proves to be.


Much thanks to Dr. Cheong Loong Fah who expertly identified it for me. For a brief moment, my excitement went up a few notches finding no matching species recorded in the guide book Dragonflies of Singapore by Tan Hung Bun et al. So, as it turns out, it is a species I have seen before and according to Dr. Cheong, not exactly rare but hard to capture on camera.


I am indeed lucky to cross path with this one perching restfully and have its photograph taken for all enthusiasts to see and to study. Enjoy!

[Found in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 12 Jan2011.]

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