Ceriagrion cerinorubellum (Brauer, 1865)Ceriagrion cerinorubellum (Brauer, 1865)

Ceriagrion cerinorubellum (Brauer, 1865) 彩虹細蟌

Found in Asia: Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam
Photos and Text by Wong 2007  Location :  Sabah, Malaysia

Comparision of male and female Ceriagrion cerinorubellum


A female Ceriagrion cerinorubellum (Brauer, 1865) rainbow colored body.





In the early morning breeze, drops of morning dew still linger atop her thorax and wings. Wonderful moment of mother nature.


This is Ceriagrion cerinorubellum male. It is commonly found in all the places with plenty of males and females. The eyes are green , and the body & the abdominal tip are orange red in colour. Females are not brightly coloured as the males. At the time of reproduction , these come in a flock near the ponds for mating. They are seen through out the year.


This damselfly species, Ceriagrion cerinorubellum, is common. It can be found around the edges of man-made lakes or ponds.

Ceriagrion cerinorubellum is found in very good number dominated by males. The males are brightly coloured, orange at the anterior end and the tip of the abdomen.

The males  arrive early in morning and perch on the tip of the vegetation  beside the stream waiting  for the females. The females come  after the sun rise and  aggregate  near the open stream at the time of reproduction.

Ceriagrion cerinorubellum (Brauer, 1865) 彩虹細蟌 is the most colorful damselfly in Malaysia.  The males  are brightly  colored, orange at the anterior end  and  the tip of the abdomen. This damselfly is common in Sabah region, and males are found in very good number.

INDEX : Damselfly     October 02, 2016 06:16:41 PM