It was only yesterday that I found out I have more than one visitor among the ferns and potted plants at home.
This is the female of the Neurothemis fluctuans. She is such a beautiful creature!
Judging by the perfect, undamaged, shiny wings, she is a young female. Females of this species have hindwing length of 22-25 mm. The wings are hyaline or transparent and there is also a very light yellow tint at the base of the wings. They do not have the distinctive coloured wing patterns that you would find in the males.
For a number of species of Odonata, you would not always find the females except when they come out to mate. In most cases, after mating and laying their eggs, the females would fly away to their hiding places to rest until when they next come out again.
But isn't she simply beautiful?