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Prodasineura hyperythra 婆羅洲原蟌

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Prodasineura hyperythra
Prodasineura hyperythra
♂34mm
2022-08-11 THU MELANGKAP
*Endenmic of Borneo *婆羅洲特有種
Kg Melangkap Tiong 2022-08-11 THU



Prodasineura hyperythra
婆羅洲原蟌
♂34mm
2022-08-11 MELANGKAP


Eyes and Thorax of a male Prodasineura hyperythra Eyes and Thorax of a male Prodasineura hyperythra
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.
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.
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.
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

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