Scientific Name: Risiophlebia dohrni
Common Name: Potbellied Elf
Listed as endangered in the Singapore Red Data Book, Potbellied Elf is one of the most rare species of dragonflies that can still be found in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. It is very small and is often found near or in shaded forest pools and nearby streams and vegetation.
In July, I have encountered two females and a single male in the Nature Reserve.
I feel both happy and excited to see this species again in the Nature Reserve and hope it continues to survive in our forests.