Evening Skimmer

Scientific name: Tholymis tillarga

Habitat: marsh, pond

Body length: 42-47 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: Mainly in north and northwest New Territories, e.g. Hong Kong Wetland Park, Kai Kuk Shue Ha, Luk Keng

Flight period in Hong Kong: throughout the year

Similar species: Wandering Glider (female)

Identification features (male):

1. Synthorax and abdomen red

2. Brown spots at hindwings near wingbase

3. White spots at the centre of hindwings

Identification features (female):

1. Synthorax and abdomen yellowish brown

2. Brown spots at hindwings near wingbases

3. Dorsum of abdomen without black spots