Wandering Midget

Scientific name: Agriocnemis pygmaea

Habitat: marsh, pond

Body length: 21-25 mm

Distribution in Hong Kong: widespread, e.g. Luk Keng, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Mai Po

Flight period in Hong Kong: throughout the year

Similar species: Orange-tailed Midget (Comparison)

Identification features (male): 

1. Three black stripes at dorsum of synthorax

2. Abdomen end orange

3. Superior anal appendage longer than inferior

Identification features (female)(adult): 

1. Prothorax hind margin without square-shaped leaf-like projection

2. A black stripe at dorsum of synthorax

3. Abdomen green, with black stripes at dorsum

Identification features (male)(subadult): 

1. Prothorax hind margin without square-shaped leaf-like projection

2. A black stripe at dorsum of synthorax

3. Abdomen red