Family : Libellulidae
Common Name : Coastal Glider
Status : Common
Location : Lornie Trail
M. Cora is a middle-sized dragonfly species with a relatively large head. The male has a dark brown thorax and its abdomen is red in colour while the female has light orange-yellow thorax and abdomen. The immatured male looks similar to the female except that its colours is a little darker. Both sexes have distinguishable thick broken black marking on the upperside of the abdomen.
(Immatured male – Lornie Trail, 25 Aug 2010)
Although this species is classified as common, strangely, this was my first sighting in my 3 years of chasing dragonflies. There were 2 of them perching on a dry twig quite a distance from the reservior. Occasionally, they would fight one another but returned to the same perch. An easy species to photograph.
(Frontal view – Lornie Trail, 25 Aug 2010)