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Family Libellulidae Genus : Neurothemis
Family Libellulidae
Genus : Neurothemis

Neurothemis are very common and found everywhere especially on the vegetation near by the ponds and stream . Males are red in colour, the tip of the wings are transparent.


Neurothemis male most of the time spend perching on the vegetation . They also show very distinct sexual dimorphism.


A comparison of the 3 most confused Red dragonflies in Sabah


Neurothemis terminata

 


Neurothemis ramburii

 


Neurothemis fluctuans
Male : Bright Red
Female : 1- Clear Wings and 2- Dark Wings
Male : Bright Red
Female : 1- Clear Wings and 2- Dark Wings
Male : Dark Red
Female : Clear Wings

Neurothemis terminata male
Neurothemis terminata
Matured 43mm

Neurothemis ramburii MALE

Neurothemis ramburii MALE
 

Neurothemis fluctuans Matured Male
Neurothemis fluctuans
Matured Male 31mm

Neurothemis terminata
FEMALE has two different type:
Type 1 - Clear Wings


Type 2 - Dark Wings


Neurothemis ramburii FEMALE has two different type:
Type 1 - Clear Wings


Type 2 - Dark Wings


Female Neurothemis ramburii

Female Only 1 type
Clear Wings
Neurothemis fluctuans FEMALE

The color of this dragonfly is light greenish yellow.

The abdomen has three rows of black marks. The black marks at the top center of abdomen is connected from the base to the end of abdomen making it resemble a line.

The size of this dragonfly is about 30mm +- long.

Neurothemis terminata

Neurothemis ramburii

Neurothemis fluctuans

N. terminata: 2 types:
a) with colouration in the wings, similar to the male;
b) with clear wings and dark wing tips.
N. ramburii: 2 types:
a) with colouration in the wings, similar to the male;
b) with clear wings and dark wing tips.
N. fluctuans: only 1 type:
clear wings; without any colouration to the wings.
 

 

Wings of male Neurothemis ramburii
Matured Male ♂ 41mm
2016-09-19 GEMOK
Wings of male Neurothemis ramburii
Juvenile Male ♂ 38mm
2016-09-17 SG IMAM

Neurothemis terminata  Female 35mm
Female ♀ 35mm
2016-02-29 BUKIT GEMOK


Female 34mm
2016-09-20 BUKIT GEMOK
 


Matured Female 35mm
2007-06-30 MEROTAI
Wings of Neurothemis ramburii
Juvenile Female ♀ 37mm
2016-02-25 VOCATIONAL

 




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