Russet Percher

Scientific name: Neurothemis fulvia

Habitat: marsh, pond

Body length: 35-40 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: Widespread, e.g. Hong Kong Wetland Park, Kai Kuk Shue Ha, Mui Wo

Flight period in Hong Kong: March to November

Identification features (male): 

1. Synthorax and abdomen red

2. Large area of wings red 

3. Wingtips form transparent circle area surrounded by red

Identification features (female): 

1. Synthorax and abdomen yellowish brown

2. Large area of wings yellowish brown

3. Wingtips pale yellowish brown