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Dragonfly

List of damselfly and dragonfly species present in Singapore

 

No. Scientific Name Common Name
Suborder Zygoptera (Damselflies)
Family Argiolestidae
1 Podolestes orientalis Blue-spotted flatwing
2 Echo modesta White-faced clearwing*
3 Neurobasis chinensis Green metalwing
4 Vestalis amethystine Common flashwing
5 Vestalis amoena Charming flashwing
6 Vestalis gracilis Plain flashwing*
Family Chlorocyphidae
7 Libellago aurantiaca Fiery gem
8 Libellago hyaline Clearwing gem
9 Libellago lineata Golden gem
10 Libellago stigmatizans Orange-face gem
Family Coenagrionidae
11 Aciagrion hisopa Blue slim
12 Agriocnemis femina Variable wisp
13 Agriocnemis minima Marsh wisp*
14 Agriocnemis nana Dwarf wisp
15 Agriocnemis pygmaea Wandering wisp
16 Amphicnemis bebar Bebar wisp*
17 Amphicnemis gracilis Will-o-wisp
18 Archibasis melanocyana Blue-nosed sprite
19 Archibasis rebeccae Rebecca’s sprite
20 Archibasis viola Violet sprite
21 Argiocnemis rubescens Variable sprite
22 Ceriagrion cerinorubellum Ornate coraltail
23 Ceriagrion chaoi Fiery coraltail
24 Ischnura senegalensis Common bluetail
25 Mortonagrion arthuri Arthur’s midget
26 Mortonagrion falcatum Hooked midget
27 Pericnemis stictica Dryad
28 Pseudagrion australasiae Look-alike sprite
29 Pseudagrion microcephalum Blue sprite
30 Pseudagrion pruinosum Grey sprite
31 Pseudagrion rubriceps Orange-faced sprite
32 Teinobasis cryptica Cryptic shadesprite*
33 Teinobasis ruficollis Red-tailed sprite
Family Devadattidae
34 Devadatta argyoides Malayan grisette
Family Euphaeidae
35 Dysphaea dimidiata Black velvetwing
36 Euphaea impar Blue-sided satinwing
Family Lestidae
37 Lestes praemorsus Crenulated spreadwing
38 Orolestes wallacei Great spreadwing
39 Platylestes heterostylus Slender spreadwing
Family Platycnemididae
40 Coeliccia albicauda White-tailed sylvan
41 Coeliccia didyma Twin-spotted sylvan
42 Coeliccia octogesima Telephone sylvan
43 Copera marginipes Yellow featherlegs
44 Copera vittata Variable featherlegs
45 Onychargia atrocyana Shorttail
46 Prodasineura collaris Collared threadtail
47 Prodasineura humeralis Orange-striped threadtail
48 Prodasineura interrupta Interrupted threadtail
49 Prodasineura notostigma Crescent threadtail
Family Platystictidae
50 Drepanosticta quadrata Singapore shadowdamsel
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Aeshnidae
51 Anax guttatus Emperor
52 Anax panybeus Arrow Emperor
53 Gynacantha basiguttata Spoon-tailed duskhawker
54 Gynacantha bayadera Small duskhawker
55 Gynacantha dohrni Spear-tail duskhawker
56 Gynacantha subinterrupta Dingy duskhawker
57 Heliaeschna crassa Nighthawker
58 Heliaeschna uninervulata Lesser nighthawker
59 Oligoaeschna amata Paddletail
60 Oligoaeschna foliacea Leaftail
61 Tetracanthagyna plagiata Giant hawker
Family Corduliidae
62 Hemicordulia tenera Emerald
63 Idionyx yolanda Shadowdancer
Family Gomphidae
64 Acrogomphus malayanus Malayan hooktail*
65 Burmagomphus arthuri Arthur’s clubtail*
66 Burmagomphus divaricatus Splayed clubtail
67 Burmagomphus plagiatus Lesser splayed clubtail
68 Heliogomphus kelantanensis Malayan grappletail
69 Ictinogomphus decoratus Common flangetail
70 Leptogomphus risi Ris’ clubtail
71 Macrogomphus quadratus Forktail
72 Merogomphus femoralis Malayan spineleg
73 Microgomphus chelifer Tiny sheartail
74 Paragomphus capricornis Banded hooktail
Family Libellulidae
75 Acisoma panorpoides Trumpet tail
76 Aethriamanta aethra Blue adjudant
77 Aethriamanta brevipennis Scarlet adjudant
78 Aethriamanta gracilis Pond adjudant
79 Agrionoptera insignis Grenadier
80 Agrionoptera sexlineata Handsome grenadier
81 Brachydiplax chalybea Blue dasher
82 Brachydiplax farinosa Black-tailed dasher
83 Brachygonia oculata Pixie
84 Brachythemis contaminata Common amberwing
85 Camacinia gigantea Sultan
86 Chalybiothemis fluviatilis Green-eyed percher
87 Cratilla lineata Lined forest-skimmer
88 Cratilla metallica Dark-tipped forest-skimmer
89 Crocothemis servilia Common scarlet
90 Diplacodes nebulosa Black-tipped percher
91 Diplacodes trivialis Blue percher
92 Hydrobasileus croceus Water monarch
93 Indothemis carnatica White-tipped demon
94 Indothemis limbata Restless demon
95 Lathrecista asiatica Scarlet grenadier
96 Lyriothemis cleis Bombardier
97 Macrodiplax cora Coastal glider
98 Nannophya pygmaea Scarlet pygmy
99 Nesoxenia lineata Striped grenadier
100 Neurothemis disparilis Rare parasol
101 Neurothemis fluctuans Common parasol
102 Onychothemis testacea Riverhawk
103 Orchithemis pruinans Blue sentinel
104 Orchithemis pulcherrima Variable sentinel
105 Orthetrum chrysis Spine-tufted skimmer
106 Orthetrum glaucum Blue skimmer
107 Orthetrum luzonicum Slender blue skimmer
108 Orthetrum sabina Variegated green skimmer
109 Orthetrum testaceum Scarlet skimmer
110 Pantala flavescens Wandering glider
111 Pornothemis starrei Mangrove marshal
112 Potamarcha congener Common chaser
113 Pseudothemis jorina Banded skimmer
114 Raphismia bispina Mangrove dwarf
115 Rhodothemis rufa Common redbolt
116 Rhyothemis fulgens Small bronze flutterer
117 Rhyothemis obsolescens Bronze flutterer
118 Rhyothemis phyllis Yellow-barred flutterer
119 Rhyothemis triangularis Sapphire flutterer
120 Risiophlebia dohrni Potbellied elf
121 Tetrathemis irregularis Elf
122 Tholymis tillarga White-barred duskhawk
123 Tramea transmarina Saddlebag glider
124 Trithemis aurora Crimson dropwing
125 Trithemis festiva Indigo dropwing
126 Trithemis pallidinervis Dancing dropwing
127 Tyriobapta torrida Treehugger
128 Urothemis signata insignata Scarlet basker
129 Zyxomma obtusum White duskdarter*
130 Zyxomma petiolatum Slender duskdarter
Family Macromiidae
131 Epophthalmia vittigera Pond cruiser
132 Macromia cincta Stream cruiser
133 Macromia cydippe Lesser stream cruiser

* Asterisks indicate newly proposed common names in the reference below.

Reference

Ngiam, R. W. J., & Cheong, L. F. (2016). The dragonflies of Singapore: An updated checklist and revision of the national conservation statuses. Nature in Singapore, 9, 149-163.

Soh, J., Leng, F., Mohamed Fawzi, S. K., Thomas, N., & Ngian, R. W. J. (2018). New record of the dragonfly, Anax panybeus, in Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2018, 19-21.

Soh, M., Ng, M., & Ngiam, R. W. J. (2019). New Singapore record of a dragonfly, Indothemis carnatica, with an updated Singapore Odonata checklist. Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2019, 10-17.

 

Last updated on 02 March 2020

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