Scientific Name: Chalybeothemis fluviatilis
Common Name: Green-eyed Percher
I was always fascinated by this species of dragonfly due to it’s shinning green eyes. It is an uncommon and localise species which are found in exposed weedy banks of streams, rivers and near the banks of reservoirs. I have seen this species at just three locations; 1) near the banks of MacRitchie Reservoir; 2) at the big pond at Kent Ridge Park; and 3) at the open pond at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
This male was taken at the last location. A pleasant surprise for me as this was the first time I have seen this species at the location.