The Crimson Dropwing. Trithemis aurora. The female has bright orange colour while the male is deep pink in colour.
The dragonflies shown here were captured at Windsor Park on the afternoon of 21st July 2017, when I went there after lunch around 2 pm. The heat was unbearable! I spent only just over an hour looking around and photographing in the blazing sun! I had to leave after this time as I was beginning to be over-whelmed by the heat.
The Common Blue Skimmer. Orthetrum Glaucum is a medium size dragonfly species. The Males have a powder blue thorax and abdomen pruinescent blue when mature with a greyish at the tip of its abdomen. The females are brownish grey in colour while the abdomen is yellow with black markings. They are medium in size, with a body length of 4.5 cm (2 in) and a wingspan of 7 cm (3 in).
The Common Parosol. Neurothemis fluctuans. The female is light brown (greyish when old) with dark streaks along the abdomen and has clear wings. In males, the hindwing 22 to 25 mm in length and the total body length ranges from 30 to 34 mm.
The Scarlet Adjutant. Aethriamanta brevipennis. A small and short species but strongly built with broad abdomen. The male is bright red in colour with dark brown eyes.
The Yellow-barred Flutterer. Rhyothemis phyllis. One of the most beautiful dragonflies in my humble opinion. This species is unmistakeable. Males and females look similar. Thorax and abdomen are dark, slightly metallic, almost black. Base of hindwing has a distinctive barred pattern of yellow, dark brown and deep metallic blue.
The Common Scarlet. Crocothemis servillia. Common red species.This is one of the larger species of red dragonflies. In males, the hindwing is 31 to 33 mm in length and the total body length ranges from 40 to 43 mm. The male is red from head to tail, including the eyes. There is a distinctive dark line along the dorsum of the abdomen. The female is light brown in colour. The wing base has a brownish yellow hyaline patch, moderately extensive in the hindwing. The immature male is like the female.The dark line of abdomen and uniform red colour on dorsum of thorax in C. servilia is characteristic.
The Common Parosol in tandem. Neurothemis fluctuans. The most common dragonfly in Singapore. The male has a brownish-red thorax and abdomen. The wings are almost entirely brownish-red except for the tips and a thin tapering clear band around the hind margin from about its midpoint. The extent of the coloured part of the wings is somewhat variable. The female is light brown (greyish when old) with dark streaks along the abdomen and has clear wings. In males, the hindwing 22 to 25 mm in length and the total body length ranges from 30 to 34 mm.