Regal Pond Cruiser

Scientific name: Epophthalmia elegans

Habitat: large pond, reservoir

Body length: 76-82 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: Scattered over Hong Kong, e.g. Hok Tau, Sham Tseng, Hong Kong Wetland Park

Flight period in Hong Kong: February to November

Similar species: Angle-winged Cruiser, South China Cruiser, Club-tailed Cruiser (Comparison)

Identification features:

1. Broad antehumeral stripes on synthorax

2. Apparent small yellow transverse stripes on the dorsum of the 8th abdominal segment in some individuals

3. Large yellow spot on the 7th abdominal segment