Orange-faced Sprite

Scientific name: Pseudagrion rubriceps rubriceps

Habitat: pond, slow-flowing stream

Body length: 37 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: widespread, e.g. Tan Shan River, Kowloon Park, Tsiu Hang

Flight period in Hong Kong: throughout the year

Identification features (male): 

1. Frons mainly orange

2. Dorsum of synthorax orange green

3. The 8th to 10th abdominal segment mainly blue

4. Small black spots at the dorsum of 8th abdominal segment

Identification features (female):

1. Frons pale orange

2. Dorsum of synthorax pale orange