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  Copera octogesima (Selys, 1863)
  Family Name : Platycnemididae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Dragonfly and Damselfly)

  Common Names : Telephone Sylvan

Telephone Sylvan
  • Description
    • Description :
      Distinctive blue markings shaped like two telephone handsets facing each other on dorsal side of male thorax. Female is almost similar to male but has less defined 'telephone' shaped thoracic markings. Blue abdominal tip found on male but not on female.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Found on low vegetation along shady and sluggish, often muddy forest streams. 
      Habitats :
      Forest, Freshwater
      Distribution :
      Found in Peninsular Malaysia, and possibly also Sumatra.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Conservation Status :
  • 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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