Wandering Glider

Scientific name: Pantala flavescens

Habitat: various environment with lentic water

Body length: 49-50 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: widespread

Flight period in Hong Kong: throughout the year

Similar species: Evening Skimmer (Comparison: female)

Identification features (male):

1. Synthorax yellowish brown, without apparent stripes

2. Tear-shape black spots on the 8th to 10th abdominal segment

Identification features (female): 

1. Synthorax yellowish brown, without apparent stripes

2. Wings without apparent colored spots

3. Tear-shape black spots on the 8th to 10th abdominal segment