Tetracanthagyna plagiata – Sighting of a female at NSSF

This female tetracanthagyna plagiata was sighted resting on a twig beside a stream in the NSSF. It flew a short distance after I accidentally flushed her out from her resting site. She came back and rested on a twig around knee level.

I slowly moved forward and look some shots. She flew away shortly after and disappeared in the thick forest.

A female with broad transverse dark brown patches near the wing tips.
Very large size, body length >100mm.

There have been isolated sightings of this species at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, such as UPR and MacRitchie Reservoir. So far, I have seen and photographed a female at Chestnut avenue forest and a male at MacRitchie Reservoir.


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