““In late November 2015, I was observing the dragonfly diversity and activity along a swamp edge in Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. There were a handful of male Bronze Flutterer dragonflies (Rhyothemis obsolescens, Libellulidae), staking out their territories at the water’s edge as they basked in the morning sun (above, below).

“As the sun slowly rose, so did the temperature and when a female of the species finally showed up, she was soon ‘swept off her feet’ by a swift and dashing male. The couple remained perched and united for more than a minute, granting me ample time to cautiously approach them and capture the intimate moment (below).

“A video clip of these dragonflies mating may be previewed here:”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
13th January 2016

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