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  Cratilla metallica (Brauer, 1878)
  Family Name : Libellulidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Dragonfly and Damselfly)

  Common Names : Dark-tipped Forest-skimmer

Dark-tipped Forest-skimmer
  • Description
    • Description :
      In male, metallic blue thorax and dark blue abdomen. Easily recognised by its dark wing-tips and blue colour on dorsum of abdominal segments 3-4. Eyes yellow. A broken line of yellow along the dorsum of thorax. Female is similar but without blue on abdominal segments 3-4.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Occurs in closed forests, breeding in small, shallow ponds. Sometimes seen perching on twigs along forest trails.
      Habitats :
      Distribution :
      Widespread in South-east Asia.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, 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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