Family : Coenagrionidae
Common Name : Dwarf Wisp
Status : Very rare
Location : Lornie Trail
This is the smallest damselfly in Singapore, a very rare species. It is about 2 cm, slightly smaller than Agriocnemis Femina. The thorax and abdomen of the male are blue in colour with black markings. It looks like a smaller version of the male Pseudagrion Microcephalum. The female has a greenish yellow with black marking thorax.
I spotted this tiny damselfly species at Lornie Trail this morning. After I took a single shot, a female dragonfly (Acisoma Panorpoides) suddenly came and preyed on it! The dragonfly ate so fast that within a few minutes, my precious damselfly species was gone. My friend found a female nearby but before we could capture it, it flew away. As this species was very small in size, it was extremely difficult to re-locate it. A real pity that I did not photograph this species well 😦
Afternote : I revisited Lornie Trail on 20 Oct 2010 and I sighted one male around the same area. I was happy to capture some improvement shots this time round.
As of 2012, I have never seen this species anywhere else in Singapore except at Lornie Trail. In Malaysia, it can be found at a wetland near Endau Rompin State Park.