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  Lestes praemorsus Kirby, 1894
  Family Name : Lestidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Dragonfly and Damselfly)

  Common Names : Crenulated Spreadwing, Damselfly

Crenulated Spreadwing,Damselfly
  • Description
    • Description :
      It has pale blue thorax with small dark markings. The eyes are entirely blue. Unlike other damselflies, this species perch with the wings open.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Quite localised in its distribution due to its preferred habitats of swamps and marshes.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Freshwater, Freshwater Swamp Forest, Aquatic
      Distribution :
      It occurs in good numbers at S’pore Quarry and MacRitchie Reservoir. Recorded from Murai Reservoir, Poyan Reservoir, Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin, Sarimbun Reservoir, Tuas, Turut Track and Upper Seletar Reservoir. Found in tropical Asia and New Guinea.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve
      Nature Areas :
      Kranji Reservoir Marshes, Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin
  • 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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