Family: Euphaeidae (Satinwings)
Scientific Name: Euphaea impar
Common Name: Blue-sided Satinwing
According to the book – “Dragonflies of Singapore”, male Euphaea impar with hyaline wings is a rare form and has been observed only twice in Singapore.
In June 2013, I was lucky to photograph a male, appeared to be a male Euphaea impar with clear wings at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, off Upper Pierce Reservoir. I am not sure is this a juvenile male, where the dark patch on the hind wings has yet to be formed or a totally new subspecies.
This male, perched quite lowly on a twig in an opened grass patch in the nature reserve, was displaying it’s iridescence wings in the sun.
This was my first sighting of a hyaline wings Eupaea impar in three years, and I have not seen it again since after. I was a little puzzle over this male individual as it was not found anywhere near to flowing streams and it seemed to enjoy perching in the hot sun.