Family : Coenagrionidae
Common Name : Variable Wisp
Status : Common
Location : Segar Road, Toa Payoh Town Gardens, Jurong Woods, Holland Woods
This is a tiny damselfly about 22mm in size. It is the smallest damselfly species that I have seen in Singapore, so far. A confusing species because of colour changes with maturity.
The immature male is green and orange but on maturity it becomes dark with heavy pruinescence on the head and synthorax. Females is red in colour.
This species usually perch lowly on grass and it was quite difficult getting a parallel shot. Also, they are not easy to get close. The best time to photograph them is early in the morning when they are less active.
Afternote: The smallest damselfly is A. Nano which was spotted at Lornie Trail on 15 Sep 2010. A very young female A. Femina (see below) was also sighted on this day.