About us

Introduction

The current official list of Odonata in Hong Kong by the Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department records 128 species, including over 100 species with locally stable population. This website “HK Dragonfly” introduces 115 species of Odonata, of which 112 species are attached with photos, including the indeterminate Stylogomphus sp. which is yet to be included in the official list. This website aims at sharing information about the ecology and species of Odonata in Hong Kong, for educational and conservation purposes. Information on the website is regularly kept up to date.

Producer

趙卓言 (Ernest Chiu)  

 

Ernest Chiu is a dragonfly lover. He has been taking photos of dragonflies since 2017. He has discovered the first female record of Red-veined Darter in 2017, the first record of Stylurus clathratus and the first male record of Bird-beaked Hawker in 2018 in Hong Kong. Apart from Hong Kong, he observed dragonflies in Taiwan, Japan and Guangdong, with opportunities to exchange knowledge on dragonflies with experts in Guangdong and Taiwan.

Whenever we visit nature, there are always unexpected encounters.

李鍾海 (Tom Li)  

 

我的蜻蟌歲月
I love to spend my days with Odonata. 

温子正 (Nelson Wan)  


"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught" (Baba Dioum, 1968)

Thanks

Dr. Billy Hau 


HKU School of Biological Sciences

Dr. Janet Chan 


HKU School of Biological Sciences

 

Caritas Chan Chun Ha Field Studies Centre


 

Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong (OWLHK)

Reviewer

Ken Cheng, Ricky Ho, Ellis Li, Edmond Sham & Denis Wong

Photo contributor

Ken Cheng, Ernest Chiu, Ricky Ho, Crystal Kwan, Levia Kwong, Kenneth Lam, Ellis Li, Tom Li, Moses Ma, Edmond Sham, Ivan Tse, Nelson Wan, Denis Wong & Peter Yung

References

張浩淼. 2019. 中國蜻蜓大圖鑑. 重慶大學出版社.

吳宏道. 2012. 惠州蜻蜓. 中國林業出版社.

譚子慧 等編著. 2011. 香港蜻蜓. 漁農自然護理署.

曹美華. 2011. 臺灣120種蜻蜓圖鑑. 社團法人台北市野鳥學會.