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LW Teo
on 1st February 2022

Janice Ang photographed a variegated green skimmer (Orthetrum sabina) emerging from its final moult.  Dragonfly larvae moult a number of times while living as an aquatic predators. The larvae climb […]

LW Teo
on 7th October 2021

Dr Pary Sivaraman shared his beautiful photograph of an Asian Brown Flycatcher ( Muscicapa dauurica) at Jurong Lake Gardens on 4 October 2021, 6.47 pm.  It had a decapitated dragonfly […]

YC Wee
on 4th October 2016

Johnny Wee had an exciting encounter at Venus Drive yesterday. In all his years as a nature photographer, this was the first time he came across a dragonfly infected with […]

YC Wee
on 26th August 2015

“Mature males of the Scarlet Skimmer (Orthetrum testaceum, family Libellulidae) can be especially eye-catching as they bask on a brilliant sunny day (above). “Females of the species pale in comparison […]

YC Wee
on 10th July 2015

“On the morning of 20th November 2014, I had noticed the arrival of a female Emperor dragonfly (Anax guttatus, family Aeshnidae) at a local pond, inspecting if the site was […]

YC Wee
on 2nd March 2015

“The Scarlet Pygmy (Nannophya pygmaea, Libellulidae) is the smallest dragonfly in Singapore, with a total body length of up to only 17 mm. Despite its diminutive stature, the males are […]

YC Wee
on 10th February 2015

“Dragonflies are fascinating insects that have existed even before the dinosaurs. They are biting insects, unlike moths and butterflies which have tube-like mouthparts for sucking nectar from flowers. “Dragonflies and […]

YC Wee
on 21st December 2014

“The male Banded Skimmer (Pseudothemis jorina, Libellulidae) is a dashing dragonfly which is predominantly black all over, with a contrasting white ‘waistband’ on its abdomen (above). “If you come face […]

YC Wee
on 12th November 2014

“While exploring a local lotus pond in September 2014, I was delighted by the diversity of dragonfly inhabitants, including the Yellow-barred Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis, family Libellulidae). When not floating and […]

YC Wee
on 2nd November 2014

“In September 2014, I became increasingly distracted and dazzled by the shimmering beauty of the Sapphire Flutterer (Rhyothemis triangularis, family Libellulidae) during my frequent visits to local pond sites. Whenever […]

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