Keyword Search Tips |  Advanced Search
Display Options
Results per Page
Sort By
What's New
Popular View
Plant & Animal Corner
  • Malayan Horned Frog
  • Gardenia cf. nitida
  • Eight-Spotted Crab Spider
  • Aechmea tayoensis
Please Choose a Category:
Popular Keywords
ixorabougainvilleaheliconiahibiscus FicusPlumeriaaglaonema dracaenaphilodendronCalathea
round_tl round_tr
frame Visitors Counter
frame 716426
round_bl round_br
  Rhyothemis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776)
  Family Name : Libellulidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Dragonfly and Damselfly)

  Common Names : Yellow-barred Flutterer

Yellow-barred Flutterer
  • Description
    • Description :
      An unmistakable dragonfly with very distinctive wing markings. Males and females are very similar. Eyes are reddish brown on top and light brown below. Thorax and abdomen are dark, slightly metallic, almost black. Base of hindwing has a distinctive barred pattern of yellow, dark brown and deep metallic blue.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      This is a sun-loving species, perching on emergent sticks.
      Habitats :
      Parks & Gardens, Freshwater, Urban
      Distribution :
      This is more of a grassland and secondary forest species. Parks where this dragonfly has been spotted include Bishan Park 1, Kent Ridge Park, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West and Bukit Batok Nature Park. It is also known to be able to breed in brackish water and has been sighted in Pasir Ris Park.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      Admiralty Park, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, Bishan Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Fort Canning Park, Kent Ridge Park, Pearl’s Hill City Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Toa Payoh Town Park, West Coast Park
      Nature Areas :
      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. 

   Last updated on:

  Download Image  Print Page

Public Comment     

Total page hits: 226
© 2013 National Parks Board, Singapore. Supported client browser: IE6+, Firefox 1.05+, Chrome 12+, Opera 7.52+, Netscape 7.1+