Pied Skimmer

Scientific name: Pseudothemis zonata

Habitat: marsh, pond, reservoir, slow-slowing stream

Body length: 44-46 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: Widespread, e.g. Hong Kong Wetland Park, Hok Tau, Mui Wo, urban Park

Flight period in Hong Kong: February to September

Identification features (male)

1. Frons white

2. Dark brown spot on wingbase

3. The 2nd to 4th abdominal segment white

4. The 1st and 5th to 10th abdominal segment black

Identification features (female): 

1. Dark brown spot on wingbase

2. The 2nd to 4th abdominal segment mainly yellow, mingled with black spots