Scientific Name: Trithemis pallidinervis
Common Name: Dancing Dropwing
This elegant dragonfly is a migratory species and uncommon in Singapore. It can be found in open grasslands and coastal regions of the reservoirs. I have come across this species at MacRitchie Reservoir, Upper Seletar Reservoir, Upper Pierce Reservoir and other large water bodies habitats.
This species is recognised by it’s light coloured wing-veins and the well-defined yellowish markings on the thorax and abdomen. It’s wing base is tinted with amber-brown and the legs are long and slender.
Females are similar in appearance.