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  Libellago aurantiaca (Selys, 1859)
  Family Name : Chlorocyphidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Dragonfly and Damselfly)

  Common Names : Fiery Gem, Damselfly

 
Fiery Gem,Damselfly
  • Description
    • Size :
      Hindwing: 15 - 17 mm; Total Body Length: 19 - 21 mm
      Description :
      Abdomens of damselflies from this family are stout and shorter than their wings. Face protruding, giving it a snout-like appearance. Males smaller than females, thorax marked with bright yellow and black, abdomen bright red. Females black, thorax and abdomen marked yellowish or greyish olive.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Found in slow brooks and quiet parts of quick-flowing, clear streams with sandy or silty substrate, often perched on semi-submerged logs or floating leaves. Males establish territories from 1.5 to 3 metres in diameter.

      Females oviposit on floating grass blades or semi-submerged twigs in streams, sometimes crawling along the vegetative tissue as they oviposit. 
      Habitats :
      Forest, Freshwater, Aquatic
      Distribution :
      This is strictly forest species found by clear unpolluted forest streams. It is found at only a few locations in the nature reserves. They are found throughout Sundaland and south-western Thailand.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Uncommon
  • 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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