Finally met up with one of the top odonatologists of Malaysia, the dragonflyman, Ian Choong, himself.
It was a short meeting but getting to meet an odonatologist and talk about dragonfly species and behaviour and our quest for dragonflies is something I don't get to do everyday. And I have been looking forward to meeting Ian for quite a long time, so I really enjoyed the hour chatting with him.
Also, I was on a mission.
Last year, I'd met up with Robin Ngiam, the odonatologist from Singapore, and Wei Ling, and we went exploring. There were several species that are not found in Singapore but can be found here and Robin had a list of species which he'd like to look at. So we had great day out dragonfly hunting. Anyway, during their short holiday here, two specimens were collected. And since then, these specimens have sat in a container in my freezer.
Yes, like a dragonfly morgue of some sort.
Finally, these specimens have been handed to Ian so that he can take a really good look at them and determine its correct species.
I had a great sigh of relief when Ian checked both specimens and they were still in good condition.
Perhaps we'll have another species to add to the checklist for Langkawi..... or maybe even two?