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Damselflies of Borneo  >  Family PROTONEURIDAE 原蟌科  >  Genus Prodasineura  >  Prodasineura dorsalis (Selys, 1860)

An Endemic Damselfly of Borneo


Family Protoneuridae
Prodasineura dorsalis (Selys, 1860)
An Endemic Damselfly of Borneo


Family Protoneuridae Prodasineura dorsalis
Family Protoneuridae
Prodasineura dorsalis
Male 34mm

BAKO NATIONAL PARK 2008-05-28 WED 14:07

This male was found at a slow flowing stream with sandy substrates in Bako National Park.



A delicately built damselfly with wide head.
A delicately built damselfly with wide head.

Males have contrasting colours,  a black body with stripes in red or yellow.
Males have contrasting colours,  a black body with stripes in red or yellow.
 


The cerci are generally hammer-like with a pointed apex, while the broad paraprocts taper abruptly towards a rounded tip.
The cerci are generally hammer-like with a pointed apex, while the broad paraprocts taper abruptly towards a rounded tip.

The yellow colour pattern on the male's synthorax and tip of its abdomen are useful features when distinguishing species in the genus.

The tip of the abdomen is the four terminal appendages (the cerci and paraprocts, or male claspers for copulation)

Female Prodasineura dorsalis
Female Prodasineura dorsalis


Slow flowing stream with sandy substrates.
Slow flowing stream with sandy substrates.


Rory A. Dow
Naturalis Biodiversity Center | NCB
PhD
https://www.researchgate.net


Markings of the dorsum of the head in male Prodasineura dorsalis.
(5) Bako National Park, Kuching Division.
(6) Ulu Mujok, Sarikei Division.
(7) Sungai Tapang Rumput, Sri Aman Division.
(8) Sungai Kumpang, Sri Aman Division.


Here are index to damselflies sorted according to colour for our quick identification:

1- GREEN damselflies of Sabah, Borneo
2- BLUE damselflies
3- RED damselflies
4- ORANGE damselflies


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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