Scientific Name: Oligoaeschna amata & foliacea
Common Name: Paddle-tail & Leaftail
The month of April 2018 has been an exciting month for odonata’s enthusiast as it heralds the re-appearance of the Oligoaeschna species at their usual hunting ( and mating) ground at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
In two separate days, I have captured a male and a female OLig species. The male should be the rare Oligoaeschna foliacea (by virtue of the shape of the male’s appendages); while the female should be that of Oligoaeschna amata, judging by the shape of it’s abdomen. Of course I could be wrong here so odonata’s experts out there kindly verify.
The male Oligoaescha foliacea
The female Oligoaescha amata
Not sure why but I only managed to capture these two individuals as most of the time when they appear, there were more. Nevertheless, it is still an exciting month allowing us a glimpse of this rare dragonfly species.