South China Cruiser

Scientific name: Macromia katae

Habitat: woodland edge

Body length: 70-71 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: Mainly in north New Territories, e.g. Sha Lo Tung, Hok Tau

Flight period in Hong Kong: March to August

Similar species: Regal Pond Cruiser, Angle-winged Cruiser, Club-tailed Cruiser (Comparison)

Identification features: :

1. Antehumeral stripes on synthorax, but thinner than those of Regal Pond Cruiser

2. Dorsum of the 8th abdominal segment without yellow spot

3. Apparent amber spot on wing base and tip in female