Scarlet Basker

Scientific name: Urothemis signata signata

Habitat: marsh, pond

Body length: 47-48 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: Widely distributed in Northwest New Territories

Flight period in Hong Kong: April to October

Identification features (male):

1. Apparent red spot at wingbase

2. Abdomen red

3. Black spots on the dorsum of the 8th to 9th abdominal segment

Identification features (female):

1. Apparent yellowish brown spot at wingbase

2. Individuals in Hong Kong commonly yellow, with yellow abdomen

3. Black spots at dorsum of abdomen