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  Agriocnemis femina (Brauer, 1868)
  Family Name : Coenagrionidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Dragonfly and Damselfly)

  Common Names : Variable Wisp, Damselfly

 
Variable Wisp,Damselfly
  • Description
    • Description :
      This is one of the smallest damselfly in Singapore. It is a confusing species to identify due to colour changes with maturity. A mature male is dark with white thorax. Immature males have greenish thorax and an orange abdomen tip. Mature females are in dull olive colour while immatures are bright red.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      It is common and can be spotted along the water edge and just above the grass-line. A keen eye is necessary to spot this damselfly whose wings are only about 10mm in length. It occurs in most of our parks.
      Habitats :
      Parks & Gardens, Aquatic
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      Admiralty Park, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, Bishan Park, Jurong Central Park, Kent Ridge Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tiong Bahru Park, Toa Payoh Town Park, West Coast Park
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Common
  • References
    • Tang, H.B., Wang, L.K. & Hämäläinen, M. 2010. A photographic guide to the dragonflies of Singapore. Singapore: Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. 222pp. 

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