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INDEX > Damselflies of Borneo > Family of Protoneuridae > Prodasineura hyperythra
Photos and Diagram by Wong Fook Yee
2022-08-11 THU MELANGKAP
*Endenmic of Borneo *婆羅洲特有種
Kg Melangkap Tiong 2022-08-11 THU
Eyes and Thorax of a male Prodasineura hyperythra
Prodasineura hyperythra is a very finely built, inconspicuous species found
in sluggish forest streams in the north, west and east of Borneo island. It is
local, but common where it occurs.
Males are recognized by the fine red stripe running almost the length of the abdomen.
Females are much darker.
Tip of abdomen of a male Prodasineura hyperythra is the four terminal appendages (the cerci and paraprocts, or male claspers for copulation.
Segment 2 of a male Prodasineura hyperythra is the Accessory genitalia, used for transferring sperm to the female during copulation.
Sluggish forest stream where Prodasineura hyperythra are found.
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
HEAD of Damselflies
Damselfly head include :
1- compound eyes,
4- mouth structures
Dragonflies of Borneo
"With 275 named species so far recorded in Borneo, the island has one of the richest and most exciting dragonfly faunas in the world. More than 40% of species occur nowhere else, making it the most distinctive sub-region of Sundaland." A Guide to the Dragonflies of Borneo by Albert G. Orr
Borneo has 150 species of wild fig trees. Most of them are found in forests of Sabah.
Prawn farming is a main commercial activities in Tawau. Spawners from Tawau are graded the best in Malaysia. For decades, Tawau has been exporting high-grade tiger prawns to several countries such as Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Egypt and Australia.
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