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INDEX > Damselflies of Borneo > Family Coenagrionidae 細蟌科 > Genus Agriocnemis
This genus of damselfly has 3 species found in Borneo :
1 Agriocnemis FeminaOryzae
2 Agriocnemis Pygmaea
3 Agriocnemis Rubescens (first record in Borneo in 216)
|Agriocnemis FeminaOryzae||Agriocnemis Pygmaea||Agriocnemis Rubescens|
This Male is the first record in Borneo.
Agriocnemis genus has three tiny species widely found in drains, ponds and
swamps from the lowlands.
Agriocnemis femina is the most common in Sabah. The immature male is green and orange but on maturity it becomes dark with heavy pruinescence on the head and synthorax. The labrum (upper lip) is shining metallic-purple. The male appendages are distinctive and unusual, with the lower pair very long in relation to the upper pair. Females may be olive green or red and vary in the markings on the thorax. They are almost always found in open country and are often reproductively active late in the day, females ceasing oviposition only at sunset.
Agriocnemis pygmaea is distinguished by the male anal appendages, (quite unlike those oi femina), and by shape of the female prothorax. Agriocnemis pygmaea is probably widespread. It is very like immature Agriocnemis femina in color.
Agriocnemis minima seems to be confined to the south and east of Borneo and is found in swamp forest.
Male Agriocnemis femina oryzae 白粉細蟌
2016-10-08 NEW PAPAYA GARDEN
|Agriocnemis femina||Agriocnemis pygmaea||Agriocnemis Rubescens|
This is the first record in Borneo in 2016
No record of female
|male anal appendages||male anal appendages|
|female prothorax||female prothorax|
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Out of the global 10 families of damselflies, the following 6 families are found in Borneo Island :
01- Family Calopterygidae 色蟌科
02- Family Chlorocyphidae 鼻蟌科
03- Family Coenagrionidae 細蟌科
04- Family Euphaeidae 溪蟌科
05- Family Lestidae 絲蟌科
06- Family Protoneuridae 原蟌科
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HEAD of Damselflies
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1- compound eyes,
4- mouth structures
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