Sunday, 20 January 2008

Tetrathemis irregularis

Anisoptera
Species Name: Tetrathemis irregularis
Family: Libellulidae


This attractive small dragonfly with the large blue eyes is usually found near rivers, swamps or ponds in or close to the jungle. It perches on vegetation or twigs close to the water edge from which it flies out to catch its prey. The sexes are said to be similarly coloured and marked. My photos show a male taken at a forest edge pond in Silam, Lahad Datu.

2 comments:

J.D. Scorpio said...

Hello Dragon Chaser:
I thought you had a very good collection of dragonfly pictures, and their locations and habit, My wife is deep into dragonflies and I sent her your address so you will be hearing from her soon. You have a great day and feel free to visit my blog and leave a comment if you choose. JD

Gallicissa said...

What a beauty.
I amazed how strikingly similar it is to Tetrathemis yerburyii which is a threatened endemic.