Family : Libellulidae
Common Name : Common Chaser
Status : Common
Location : Jalan Bahar Wasteland, Tampines Eco Park
This species is classifed as common and widespread in Singapore. But strangely, this is my first sighting of a male, Potamarcha congener at a wasteland near Jalan Bahar. I have not seen anyone else photographing it except in Mr Tang Hung Bun’s Book. A skittish species and I had to put on my 2xTC to get this record shot. It flew off after a few shots.
I saw my friend photographed this species, both male and female, at the recently opened Tampines Eco Park and decided to try my luck. To my surprise, there were quite a no. of males & females perching near 3 small ponds. The females were relatively cooperative and I am happy to get some decent shots.
The males were again skittish but I could approach a little closer this time compared to my first encounter. Still not a good shot but I am confident that I would get improvement shots when I visit Tampines Eco Park again!