Family : Libellulidae
Common Name : Scarlet Grenadier
Status : Uncommon
Location : Upper Seletar Reservior, Upper Peirce, Tagore Forest
This dragonfly is classified as a common forest species but I have seen the males only at Upper Seletar Reservior and Upper Peirce. The female is less common as I have sighted once at Upper Peirce. The thorax of both sexes are dark brown in colour with yellow stripes. However the male species has a entire red abdomen while the female is brownish in colour.
(Male, Upper Pierce – 28 Jan 2010)
This males species looks quite similar to Agrionoptera Insignis. One way to differentiate is that L. Asiatica has a narrower and straight-sided abdomen.
(Side View Female – Upper Pierce, 12 July 2010)
(Front View Female – Upper Peirce, 12 July 2010)
I am happy to have captured an improvement shot of the male at Tagore Forest on 4 Sep 2010.
(Male – Tagore Forest, 4 Sep 2010)