Family: Corduliidae (Emeralds)
Scientific Name: Epophthalmia vittigera
Common Name: Pond Cruiser
Pond cruiser is a large species of dragonfly in the Corduliids family. It is commonly found in the swamp forests in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
This large dragonfly has brilliant blue-green eyes and dark purplish body. There are strong yellow markings on the thorax and abdomen.
I often seen these dragonfly species constantly on the wings, flying non-stop, patrolling a stretch of the swamp forest. When they do rest, typically, they hang vertically on high tree branches.