Scientific Name: Trithemis festiva
Common Name: Indigo Dropwing
I believed everyone has seen a blue-coloured Trithemis festiva before, but has anyone seen a yellow one?
A few years ago while I was walking along a gravel track inside Lor Asrama , a small dragonfly suddenly fell from the sky and landed in front of me. Noticing it was something I have never seen, I immediately took a few shots as it wriggled on the ground, dying from the immense heat on the dirt road.
Later, I moved and placed it on top of a small plant under some shades and took some photos.
I believed it could be the sub-adult male of Trithemis festiva which not many people had seen before.
What do you think?
It was strange why wasn’t the sub-adult male as frequently seen as the adult male. It could be that the young male prefer to reside in the tree top before venturing into the nearby streams for mating when it becomes adult male.