Common Red Skimmer (Indochinese subspecies)

Scientific name: Orthetrum pruinosum neglectum

Habitat: marsh, pond

Body length:46-50 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: Widespread, e.g. Long Valley, Tai Tam, Mui Wo, Cheung Chau

Flight period in Hong Kong: Throughout the year

Similar species: Red-faced Skimmer (Comparison)

Identification features (male):

1. Frons dark brown

2. Synthorax grey blue

3. Abdomen pink

Identification features (female):

1. Synthorax and abdomen yellowish brown

2. Synthorax without apparent stripes

3. Leaf-like projection on the 8th abdominal segment