Scientific Name: Acisoma panorpoides
Common Name: Trumpet Tail
This dragonfly is commonly found at open disturbed habitats including grassy swamps, edges of the reservoirs with short grassy vegetation, ponds, and drains. So far, I have seen this species at places like MacRitchie reservoir, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, and small streams at Central Nature reserves.
As it’s name suggest, this species is unmistakable by it’s unique shape of it’s abdomen. Male has light blue eyes and body. Female is similarly shaped and patterned, but the colour of the eyes and body is more greenish.
This dragonfly is quite small in size and very inconspicuous when they perched among grassy vegetation.
They are very aggressive dragonfly and will eat all kinds of smaller insects, including damselflies.