Wednesday, 26 May 2010

More Species... But Not In Langkawi!


I have been away from Langkawi and though it was only for two weeks and I was just across the channel, it had felt as if I was in another world entirely and it had seemed like ages!

Luckily for me, I was based in an area located next to the forest fringe, there were lotus ponds, marshy areas overgrown with cattails and also padi fields nearby. 

It was dragonfly haven! 

Although I did not get to spend all day everyday observing these creatures, I did spend a bit of time watching them whenever I had the chance to do so and I did get a few photos of some common species and also of species that I have yet to encounter in Langkawi.  Other insects and plant life included!


Tridax daisies aplenty!


Rhyothemis plutonia (Selys, 1883)


Lathrecista asiatica (Fabricius, 1798)


Rhyothemis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776).  There were swarms of them!


Aethriamanta spp.  Need id for this dragonfly...


Aethriamanta spp, a pair in wheel.


Aethriamanta brevipennis (Rambur, 1842)


Aethriamanta brevipennis (Rambur, 1842), a female.


Acisoma panorpoides (Rambur, 1842)


Brachydiplax chalybea (Brauer, 1868)


Urothemis signata insignata (Selys, 1872)


Another dragonfly... need id for this fella...


Tholymis tillarga (Fabricius, 1798).  Found this dead dragonfly on the ground.


Anax guttatus (Burmeister, 1839).  Found this dragonfly with half its abdomen torn off but it was still alive and struggling.


Agriocnemis pygmaea (Rambur, 1842)


Ceriagrion chaoi (Schmidt, 1964)


Ceriagrion chaoi (Schmidt, 1964), a female.


Ceriagrion chaoi (Schmidt, 1964).  A pair in tandem with the female ovipositing into the pond plants.


A Stingless Bee out to collect nectar from the Sacred Lotus after the rain.


A colourful butterfly.


A mating pair of Wasp Moth.


A Wolf Spider on the Water Lettuce.


Cattails in the evening sky.

Other Odonata species spotted were:

Crocothemis servilia, Rhodothemis rufa, Orthetrum glaucum, Orthetrum chrysis, Orthetrum sabina, Orthetrum testaceum, Diplacodes trivialis and the Ischnura senegalensis.

Also, a blue damselfly.....



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