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  Neurothemis fluctuans (Fabricius, 1793)
  Family Name : Libellulidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Dragonfly and Damselfly)

  Common Names : Common Parasol

 
Common Parasol
  • Description
    • Description :
      Although very common, its also one of the most striking species due to its reddish colouration. Males have brownish-red thorax and abdomen. Wings are almost entirely brownish-red except the tips and a thin tapering clear band around the hind margin from about its midpoint. Females are duller in colour and has clear wings. Juvenile males look like females except for the wings markings.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Habitats :
      Parks & Gardens, Freshwater, Urban
      Distribution :
      The most common dragonfly species in Singapore. Found at ponds in public parks like Bishan Park 2 and Toa Payoh Town Park. Widespread in tropical Asia.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Labrador Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      Kent Ridge Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Toa Payoh Town Park, West Coast Park
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Common
  • 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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