Scientific Name: Lyriothemis cleis
Common Name: Bombardier
Lyriothemis cleis was first discovered by A.R. Wallace from Singapore in 1854. It is a rare dragonfly and found at Bukit Timah Nature Reserves and MacRitchie Reservoir.
According to some texts, this species lives in pristine dipterocarp forests and the larvae lives in water-filled cavities in plants.
The abdomen is dull red in colour with well-defined segments. The eyes are metallic dark brown and clypeus is milky white.
I have spotted this dragonfly a couple of times in year 2011 at the exact same spot along a forest trail at MacRitchie Reservoir.