Libellago lineata (Burmeister, 1839) 高鼻鼓蟌


Libellago  are exclusively seen near flowing water and streams. Males are brightly coloured ,black in general, yellow stripes on thorax and abdomen. Both wings are transparent and light yellow to orange shade on the bases. Legs are very long ,compared to other damselflies.


Found in Asia: China, Guangxi, Hainan, Indonesia, India, Lao, Myanmar, Malaysia, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Viet Nam
Photographs and Text by : Wong                  Photograph location : Sabah, Malaysia

Ovipositor of a female damselfly Libellago lineata
Ovipositor of a female damselfly Libellago lineata

Segment 9

The tenth segment in both sexes bears cerci and in males, its underside bears a pair of paraprocts.[6]

2017-05-27 SG TAWAU

Segment 10 : Cerci (Anal appendage)

Segment 8 and 9 : Ovipositor of a female damselfly consists of :

Ovipositor :
1- Stylus
2- Basal plate


A female Libellago lineata lineata (Burmeister, 1839) at her favorit sunspot on a grass beside a monsoon swamp on the morning of 4th March 2007

Two female Libellago lineata were seen in that morning with a distance of 200 meters apart. No male around. Last month 2 males were seen at the same area about 200 meters further down.

2-10-2008 Both Male and Female were seen resting on same area of tall grass.


A male Libellago lineata lineata (Burmeister, 1839) of Sabah, Malaysia. (Above image) A rare species in Malaysia. This species found in Sabah has no black tip on front wing. Probebly a new sub species. This same tipless species also found in Thailand (as in Asia

This and another male Libellago lineata were seen perching in low vegetation in secondary forest on 19th February 2007. The nearest mountain stream is 50 meters away.

The head part is very unique. The frons is extended making this damselfly looks as if having a big fat nose. This damselfly species's unique extended frons (big fat nose) also seperate it from other similar Rhinocypha species in Malaysia.

The whole body is black with yellow markings.

Bukit Gemok River in 2007 - The location of these Libellago lineata lineata (Burmeister, 1839)

INDEX : Damselfly     May 31, 2017 10:15:23 PM