Recently went exploring in the forests with a few friends and had a great time! Thank you for inviting me for the ramblings and scramblings.
Anyway, the morning started out without a single dragonfly in sight at the stream though along the way, there were lots of ants and even a tree frog! Later in the day, when we reached the forest fringe, there was a pond with stagnant water and one red dragonfly buzzing around. It was the Orthetrum testaceum, a common species, yet it was nice to see even just one dragonfly.
While walking back, I glimpsed a dark spot buzzing around and stopped to look. As I had hoped, it had two pairs of dark-coloured wings. I felt like I had just hit the jackpot!
It is the Rhyothemis obsolescens of the family Libellulidae. This species is supposed to be common in open, well-vegetated areas and widespread in Sundaland; except Java.
This dragonfly can be recognised by the variegated light and dark markings on its bronze wings. The males have hindwing length of 21.5-23 mm and both the males and females of this species are similarly marked.
A handful of these dragonflies were sighted.