Orange-tailed Midget

Scientific name: Agriocnemis femina oryzae

Habitat: marsh, pond

Body length: 21-25 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: widespread, e.g. Luk Keng, Long Valley, Sham Chung, Mui Wo

Flight period in Hong Kong: throughout the year

Similar species: Wandering Midget

Identification features (male)(adult):

1. Synthorax pruinose white

2. Abdomen end black

3. Inferior anal appendage longer than superior

Identification features (male)(subadult):

1. Three black stripes at dorsum of synthorax

2. Abdomen end orange

3. Inferior anal appendage longer superior

Identification features (female)(adult)

1. Square-shaped leaf-like projection at hind margin of prothorax

2. A black stripe at dorsum of synthorax

3. Abdomen green, with black stripes at dorsum

Identification features (female)(subadult)

1. Square-shaped leaf-like projection at hind margin of prothorax

2. A black stripe at dorsum of synthorax

3. Abdomen red