Family : Coenagrionidae Common Name : Ornate Coraltail or Bi-coloured Damsel Status : Very Common Location : Singapore Botanical Gardens, Holland Woods, Wild Wild West, Jurong Woods, Kranji Nature Trail, etc.
(Venus Drive, 16 Sep 2009)
This beautiful damselfly is the most common species in Singapore. They can be easily found in many of our parks particularly around ponds, drains, canal, open streams, etc. They could also be found in our forested areas.
(Singapore Botanical Gardens, 29 Oct 2008)
They are relatively big in size and I have seen them, on a few occasions, attacking and feeding on other species of smaller damselflies. Both sexes have similar appearance except that the female has slightly darker marking.
Being common and having a colourful body, they are also the most photographed species. They are quite approachable and get a close-up shot is fairly easy.