Family : Coenagrionidae
Common name : Will-o-wisp
Status : Uncommon
Location : Bukit Timah Bicycle Trail, Upper Peirce, Upper Seletar Reservior
This is a swamp forest species and a new record for Singapore in 1997. It has very slim but long tail.
(Very Young Female, Orange Form – Bukit Timah Bicycle Trail, 30 May 09)
The above image should be a very young female with strong orange thorax, yellow eyes & wings. When it gets a little older, it would change into bright red colours (see below). Eye colours would change too.
(Inmature Female, Red Form – Upper Pierce, 14 Nov 09)
When it is fully matured, it would change again into green-olive colour (see below). The males are less attractive with a dark metallic green thorax and it is less common than the female. I have yet to see one (see picture here).
(Matured Female, Olive-Green Form – Bukit Timah Bicycle Trail)
(Matured female closed up)
(Very young female, close-up)