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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 Gynacantha basiguttata Spoon-tailed duskhawker
53 Gynacantha bayadera Small duskhawker
54 Gynacantha dohrni Spear-tail duskhawker
55 Gynacantha subinterrupta Dingy duskhawker
56 Heliaeschna crassa Nighthawker
57 Heliaeschna uninervulata Lesser nighthawker
58 Oligoaeschna amata Paddletail
59 Oligoaeschna foliacea Leaftail
60 Tetracanthagyna plagiata Giant hawker
Family Corduliidae
61 Hemicordulia tenera Emerald
62 Idionyx yolanda Shadowdancer
Family Gomphidae
63 Acrogomphus malayanus Malayan hooktail*
64 Burmagomphus arthuri Arthur’s clubtail*
65 Burmagomphus divaricatus Splayed clubtail
66 Burmagomphus plagiatus Lesser splayed clubtail
67 Heliogomphus kelantanensis Malayan grappletail
68 Ictinogomphus decoratus Common flangetail
69 Leptogomphus risi Ris’ clubtail
70 Macrogomphus quadratus Forktail
71 Merogomphus femoralis Malayan spineleg
72 Microgomphus chelifer Tiny sheartail
73 Paragomphus capricornis Banded hooktail
Family Libellulidae
74 Acisoma panorpoides Trumpet tail
75 Aethriamanta aethra Blue adjudant
76 Aethriamanta brevipennis Scarlet adjudant
77 Aethriamanta gracilis Pond adjudant
78 Agrionoptera insignis Grenadier
79 Agrionoptera sexlineata Handsome grenadier
80 Brachydiplax chalybea Blue dasher
81 Brachydiplax farinosa Black-tailed dasher
82 Brachygonia oculata14 Pixie
83 Brachythemis contaminata Common amberwing
84 Camacinia gigantea Sultan
85 Chalybiothemis fluviatilis Green-eyed percher
86 Cratilla lineata Lined forest-skimmer
87 Cratilla metallica Dark-tipped forest-skimmer
88 Crocothemis servilia Common scarlet
89 Diplacodes nebulosa Black-tipped percher
90 Diplacodes trivialis Blue percher
91 Hydrobasileus croceus Water monarch
92 Indothemis limbata Restless demon
93 Lathrecista asiatica Scarlet grenadier
94 Lyriothemis cleis Bombardier
95 Macrodiplax cora Coastal glider
96 Nannophya pygmaea Scarlet pygmy
97 Nesoxenia lineata Striped grenadier
98 Neurothemis disparilis Rare parasol
99 Neurothemis fluctuans Common parasol
100 Onychothemis testacea Riverhawk
101 Orchithemis pruinans Blue sentinel
102 Orchithemis pulcherrima Variable sentinel
103 Orthetrum chrysis Spine-tufted skimmer
104 Orthetrum glaucum Blue skimmer
105 Orthetrum luzonicum Slender blue skimmer
106 Orthetrum sabina Variegated green skimmer
107 Orthetrum testaceum Scarlet skimmer
108 Pantala flavescens Wandering glider
109 Pornothemis starrei Mangrove marshal
110 Potamarcha congener Common chaser
111 Pseudothemis jorina Banded skimmer
112 Raphismia bispina Mangrove dwarf
113 Rhodothemis rufa Common redbolt
114 Rhyothemis fulgens Small bronze flutterer
115 Rhyothemis obsolescens Bronze flutterer
116 Rhyothemis phyllis Yellow-barred flutterer
117 Rhyothemis triangularis Sapphire flutterer
118 Risiophlebia dohrni Potbellied elf
119 Tetrathemis irregularis Elf
120 Tholymis tillarga White-barred duskhawk
121 Tramea transmarina Saddlebag glider
122 Trithemis aurora Crimson dropwing
123 Trithemis festiva Indigo dropwing
124 Trithemis pallidinervis Dancing dropwing
125 Tyriobapta torrida Treehugger
126 Urothemis signata insignata Scarlet basker
127 Zyxomma obtusum White duskdarter*
128 Zyxomma petiolatum Slender duskdarter
Family Macromiidae
129 Epophthalmia vittigera Pond cruiser
130 Macromia cincta Stream cruiser
131 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.


Last updated on 12 September 2018

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